An online map showing how many calories a person could burn by walking between subway stations has surfaced online — just in time for Thanksgiving.
The map was created by UK-based medical provider Treated.com to follow the succes of a similar map showing calories burned between London Tube stops. Both maps are a part of Treated.com’s effort to fight the prevalance of obesity both in the UK and the US.
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“Obesity is as much of a problem in the US as it is in the UK,” Treated wrote in an article featuring the map. “A 2011 report by the New York State Department of Health found that 36 percent of residents were overweight, and a further 25 percent were obese. Nationwide, this figure rises; the CDC reports that a total of 69 percent of the US population is either overweight or obese.”
Treated.com hopes that the map will encourage New Yorkers to take charge in changing small parts of their lifestyle to effect larger apsects of their health.
All of the data was calculated with a hypothetical person of average weight (179 lbs) walking at an average speed of 3 miles per hour.
Take a look at the map below: