Recent findings by the Royal Society for Public Health have reported that the average UK commuter adds almost 800 calories to their diet every week as a result of their journey to and from work.
This is based on an average journey time of just under an hour and the increased calorie count is based on self-confessed intake by the survey respondents of 767k/cal.
The 1500 respondents also consequently took part in less exercise and so the additional calorie intake had a significant effect.
For your information, 767 calories is the equivalent to 2 and a half Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Custard Filled Doughnuts. Or about 5 hours walking at a moderate pace.
So what’s the answer?
Well obviously you still need to get to work, and we all need doughnuts – so we’d suggest perhaps sometimes parking further away (or getting off the bus earlier) and walking the last mile to work.
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