Nora Alliance

An alliance of neighbors, businesses, and community leaders in the community of Nora in Indianapolis, IN, promoting and enhancing livability, community engagement and thriving local economy.

Jill Saligoe-Simmel volunteers with others to spearhead the Nora Alliance. She authors content for

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Transparency Infographic: Does Commuting By Car Make You Fat?

GOOD/Transparency provides a graphical exploration of the data that surrounds us. This infographic  depicts a “map” charting walking, biking, driving, and use of public transportation correlated with state obesity rate data (data sources: Trust for America’s Health; U.S. Census. Via Streetsblog).

It’s a simple equation: Exercise more and lose weight. Still, many people spend most of their time either behind a desk or driving to or from where that desk is located. A few states buck that trend with large cities that allow for more walking, biking, and commuting via public transportation, but are their citizens any more fit? This is a look at how people get to work in various states, alongside those states’ obesity rates.

SOURCE Transparency: Does Commuting By Car Make You Fat? – Transparency – GOOD.

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