Walking Improves Obesity and Global Warming

Public health experts suggest that people can attack them both by cutting calories and carbon dioxide at the same time.

The reality is that obese people not only do more damage to themselves than thinner people, but they also do more damage to the physical environment and to the climate – both through the nature of their diets and through their more sedentary lifestyles. With a growing reluctance to walk or cycle, the more obese people will become.

What people constantly forget in all this is that the food supply chain, in its entirety, contributes at least 20% of total greenhouse gas emissions, and probably more, depending on how you define it. Relatively speaking, obese people consume up to 40% more in terms of calories,

One suggested way is to walk a half hour a day instead of driving. It is accepted to us that if we do walk anywhere, even just that half hour a day, calories will be burned and thus a start to being healthier and cutting down on emissions. That is one way Americans can simultaneously save the planet and their health. Suggested by many doctors and climate scientists, one scientist calculated that if Americans between 10 and 74 walked just a half hour a day instead of driving, they would cut the annual U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, by 64 million tons. Although the effects of this would be great, it is very much likely to happen.

Public health experts suggest that people can attack them both by cutting calories and carbon dioxide at the same time.

The reality is that obese people not only do more damage to themselves than thinner people, but they also do more damage to the physical environment and to the climate – both through the nature of their diets and through their more sedentary lifestyles. With a growing reluctance to walk or cycle, the more obese people will become.

What people constantly forget in all this is that the food supply chain, in its entirety, contributes at least 20% of total greenhouse gas emissions, and probably more, depending on how you define it. Relatively speaking, obese people consume up to 40% more in terms of calories,

One suggested way is to walk a half hour a day instead of driving. It is accepted to us that if we do walk anywhere, even just that half hour a day, calories will be burned and thus a start to being healthier and cutting down on emissions. That is one way Americans can simultaneously save the planet and their health. Suggested by many doctors and climate scientists, one scientist calculated that if Americans between 10 and 74 walked just a half hour a day instead of driving, they would cut the annual U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, by 64 million tons. Although the effects of this would be great, it is very much likely to happen.

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