Car-driven society poses risk to Americans' health

Well - We kinda already figured this one out, but it's still sobering. Another related fact: 56% of car trips are less then 5 miles.

Tue Jun 2, 2009 By Matthew Bigg

ATLANTA (Reuters) - When Seema Shrikhande goes to work, she drives. When she takes her son to school, they drive. And when she goes shopping, to the bank or to visit friends, she gets into her car, buckles up and hits the road.

Driving is a way of life for Americans but researchers say the national habit of driving everywhere is bad for health.

The more you drive, the less you walk. Walking provides exercise without really trying.

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