Cambridge has the healthiest workers in the UK, with almost half of the city’s commuters travelling on foot or by bicycle, research reveals.
A new study by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy places the city at the top of the list of the healthiest workers. Enfield, in north London, is at the bottom, with only one in 20 employees opting for a bike ride or walk to work.
The society urges more commuters to leave their cars at home and walk or cycle to reduce ill health through lack of exercise.
Grahame Pope, the society’s chairman, said: “If your work is sedentary, or high-pressured, leaving no room for exercise, cycling and walking to and from work will help ensure you get your daily dose.
“Research evidence also shows that exercise is vital to promoting mental well-being – another bonus for stressed commuters.”
The research shows that 44% of people in Cambridge walk or cycle to work, compared with 38 % in Glasgow’s Kelvin district, Aberdeen and York, and 37% in central Edinburgh.