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Jheri

Here in København very few kids or adults are overweight. Most people walk or use their bikes a lot. It is a shock to visit the US. Colleen, I hope you can inspire more people.

Thomas Bailey

I have been biking nearly every day for about 20 years and sometimes for considerable distances, such as the 100-km ride to Hollister, many 70-km rides to San Francisco and Oakland, also to Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Pacifica, Sausalito, Hayward, and Gilroy. Yes, I am obese. Before that, I often walked. One time I walked to Redwood City and back, about 50 km.

Seth

Could I have a source on that chart, I'd like to use it in a blog post.

Thanks

Statistics Geek

Arrgh! This is a great idea, but a terrible chart. The X (horizontal) axis is a non-ordered, discrete variable (country), yet X vs Y is plotted with a smooth function. Please plot percent obesity vs percent walking. And compute the Spearman coefficient.

steve

This is not meant to be an accurate chart, but rather something to get people thinking. There are not the right sort of data to show this is causal as other things - eating habits and other health factors might be involved. An accurate chart would require all of this to be sorted out and the studies don't exist.

This is meant to make a rough statement of what you see when you visit these countries - namely people appear to be much more physically active for short trips and people are not as obese as their counterparts in the US. On a personal level the point is to think about short trips - if you use your own muscles for them, perhaps this is a good way to improve your physical shape.

Luis

I think the statistics presented here reveal, to some degree, the way the cities are desing in different parts of these countries; in some U.S. Cities, for example, would be a real nightmare being without a car, because the distances are long, and there is not efficient public transportation systems, again, in some cities. But yea, I am an advocate of good health.

tim

This chart is really difficult to understand. I am interested in the idea, but I don't know how to read the chart. And I've read a lot of charts in my day.

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I think the statistics presented here reveal, to some degree, the way the cities are desing in different parts of these countries; in some U.S. Cities, for example, would be a real nightmare being without a car, because the distances are long, and there is not efficient public transportation systems, again, in some cities. But yea, I am an advocate of good health.

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I think the statistics presented here reveal, to some degree, the way the cities are desing in different parts of these countries; in some U.S. Cities, for example, would be a real nightmare being without a car, because the distances are long, and there is not efficient public transportation systems, again, in some cities. But lineage 2 adena, I am an advocate of good health.

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You might be surprised to learn there are practical bikes with comfortable riding positions that aren't made for winning bike races or riding down mountains. Bikes that are made for errands, commuting and just staying in shape rather than being a bicycle athlete.

Our Healthier Living

Who wants not lead a healthier life? Obviously everyone. Most important part of our healthier living is healthy food. I think naturals are always better than other. So, I like to be stick with any type of natural food not only milk. I believe the most important part of our healthier living is healthier food.

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