希尼爾翻譯公司（www.kea-cares.com）2015年11月12日了解到：If you got the bus to work
this morning rather than walking, don’t feel guilty. A study suggests
those who commute by bus or train are healthier than those who walk.
Those who took the bus or train were deemed to be the fittest –
they were the slimmest, had the best blood pressure and were the least
likely to have diabetes.
Importantly, those who took public transport were 40 per cent
less likely to be diabetic overall and 26 per cent less likely to be
diabetic than the walkers. Those who walked or cycled were next
healthiest, while those who drove to work were in the worst shape, the
American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting in Florida
A spokesman for the association said: ’While it’s already
established that a physically active lifestyle helps reduce the
likelihood of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, it is unclear
whether these risk factors for heart disease and stroke are affected by
how you get to work.
Study author Dr Hisako Tsuji, of the Moriguchi City Health
Examination Centre in Osaka, said it was impossible to tell if taking
public transport improves health or if bus and train passengers are
simply healthier to begin with.
研究報告的作者、大阪（Osaka）守口市健康檢測中心（Moriguchi City Health Examination
However, Japanese city-dwellers tend to only walk or bike to work
if the journey will take under 20 minutes or so.
As a result, when travel to and from station is taking into
account, bus and train passengers may be walking and cycling further
than those who walk or bike their entire journey.
Dr Tsuji said: ’Active modes of commuting to work may be
important physical activity in countries where lifestyles have become
Dr Jorge Plutzky, of the American Heart Association, cautioned
against reading too much into the results. But he added that the study
throws up the idea that ’activity, even when modest and integrated into
one’s lifestyle like how you get to work, and the walking before and
after you’re getting there, could matter’.