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Old 01-04-2020, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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OTOH, being exposed to viruses and bacteria could also keep your immune system functioning well and "up to date" too!
Exactly. I caught a respiratory bug, possibly on the bus (or at the grocery store), which put me down for about ten days, but I'm over it now and shouldn't get sick from that same bug again.

How, many times have you heard, "He wasn't sick a day in his life, until he got sick, and died."

I found, when I got rid of my car and started relying on transit, that I ended up walking a LOT more, dropping about 20 pounds.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Honestly, I tell people who have health problems to ride the bus. They don't have to stop driving or sell their car but just ride instead of driving sometimes. It forces you to exercise and workout. What if you lived 3.7 miles away from work? Would you still walk?
We're both retired. Only if it was very cold and raining. I've ridden enough buses.
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:20 AM
 
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No way to truly parse out that data based on simple parameters of bus riders vs car drivers.
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Honestly, I tell people who have health problems to ride the bus. They don't have to stop driving or sell their car but just ride instead of driving sometimes. It forces you to exercise and workout. What if you lived 3.7 miles away from work? Would you still walk?
Actually, no. I would use a bicycle.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:59 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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its the difference 'tween taking the stairs and taking the elevator.
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:25 PM
 
Location: West Madison^WMHT
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Exclamation Taking public transit is a great way to catch the flu, etc and those are pretty significant killers of older folk.

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its the difference 'tween taking the stairs and taking the elevator.
More likely the difference between taking the escalator, and taking the elevator.

While taking public transit might involve more physical effort, it also might not, and it's a lot more passive mentally than driving.

Much depends on whether you count automobile accidents (fatal or otherwise) as a "health problem", though the only person I know personally who died in an auto accident was struck by a car immediately after stepping off a bus and crossing in front of it...
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Old Yesterday, 12:01 AM
 
Location: NYC
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2 years ago I was driving everyday to work. I had more issues with my knees and foot. Now I've commute by train and walk atleast one hour total to and from work my knee and foot problems are nearly gone after one year of doing this. I do believe that sitting and performing repetitive stop and go type movement is not good for your limbs.
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Old Yesterday, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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why, public transportation will put you in close proximity to much more disease and illness on a regular basis.
And crazies.
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Old Yesterday, 06:21 PM
 
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2 years ago I was driving everyday to work. I had more issues with my knees and foot. Now I've commute by train and walk atleast one hour total to and from work my knee and foot problems are nearly gone after one year of doing this. I do believe that sitting and performing repetitive stop and go type movement is not good for your limbs.
Awesome! I love hearing stories like this! Thanks!
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