Sunday, August 05, 2001
Epidemic rates of obesity and associated disorders!!
The Segway will no doubt decrease walking and biking, which would be detrimental given the importance of regular physical activity.
- Jeffrey P. Koplan, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and William H. Dietz, with the CDC Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, have noted that epidemic rates of obesity and associated disorders are related to the fact that automobile travel has replaced walking and bicycling for even short trips (October 27, 1999, Journal of the American Medical Association).