How come Parisians, in particular, are so not overweight?
Eating less, but better? Smoking? Social pressure?
Maybe all of the above – but I think it’s more because of this … exquisitely illustrated in a sweet little video:
Because the Metro is just below the surface, there aren’t a lot of escalators, mainly just short flights of stairs. And because the system is so extensive, where lines frequently cross each other, Metro users spend a lot of time walking between stations. Add it all up: a lot of calories.
Same in New York City:
And speaking of walking, it’s time to take advantage of Walk 21 – the international conference on walking and liveable commuities – coming to Vancouver October 3-5. Find out more and sign up here.