What’s next do what we have done and still eliminate obesity? It is effectively impossible, Jacobson said. But if every licensed driver reduced their travel by one mile a day, in six years, the adult obesity rate would be 2.16 % lower. In other words, nearly 5 million fewer adults considered obese based on the 2007 adult population would be classified. On the aggregate, if we drive less, not only our carbon footprint smaller, we will lose even more weight as a nation. .
Jacobson, a professor of computer science and director of the simulation and optimization laboratory Illinois, that the increase of car use in the United States between the 1950s and today increasing increasing levels of obesity. You can think of obesity as an energy imbalance, Jacobson said. People consume food, which is a form of energy, and then they will spend it in their work, but if you look in the last 60 – plus years, the automobile has become our primary mode of transportation. So much so, in the indeed, we have literally designed our way of life around him. Case energy imbalance that ultimately may lead to obesity.