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5 Ways to Make Your Commute More Active 

Americans spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work every day (and another 26 to get home). New research suggests that how those minutes are spent can have an impact on health and longevity.

A study published in the British Medical Journal found that people who biked to work—instead of taking public transit or driving—were 41% less likely to die prematurely. People who biked part of the way to work saw a 24% lower risk. Walking also had benefits—people who walked to work were 27% less likely to have a heart attack and 36% less likely to die from heart related issues.

Given the benefits possible from a more active commute, we’ve highlighted five ways you can (creatively) get more exercise and get to work at the same time.

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Length of commute can relate to one's health

Studies have shown that besides the stress it adds to your life, commuting to work and sitting in traffic can be bad for your health.

In a New York Times story (about halfway down) it mentions a study done in Texas showed that the longer your commute was the less physical activity they did, resulting in higher blood pressure, weight, waist circumference and metobolic risks.

The study also showed that lengthy commutes also increased the risk of cardiovascular-related death. 

Check out the New York TImes story for more.