Health researchers suggest that people who walk or bike to work are likely to influence their co-workers and partners to do the same. "Social influences are important, specifically interpersonal influences, such as spouses and co-workers," Melissa Bopp, assistant professor of kinesiology, Penn State, said. She emphasized that community and employers also significantly influence whether people choose to actively commute. More than 80 percent of American adults do not meet the guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, according to Healthy People 2020, a federal initiative that sets national objectives and monitors progress concerning the health of the population. Regardless of a chronic disease or disability, any regular physical activity can improve health and quality of life. The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity a week for adults. Active commuting (AC) -- physical exercise, such as bicycling or walking, as a way to travel to and from work-is one way to help adults integrate the recommended activity into their daily routine. The findings are published online in the American Journal of Health Behavior.Source: ANI << Research Explains What Makes People Appreciate Good Works o... Adult Stem Cells Might Hold Cure for Type 1 Diabetes >> Recommended Reading Walking As An Exercise People walk for many reasons ranging from pleasure to mental relaxation, finding solitude or for exercise. READ MORE Walking for Fitness and Weight Loss A few extra steps a day are enough to keep you fit. READ MORE Top Thirty Quick and Easy Health Tips Follow these quick and easy health tips to stay active and healthy all through your life. READ MORE Amoebic Dysentery Amoebic dysentery or amoebiasis is an infection of the intestine that causes diarrhoea most frequently along with other causes. READ MORE Body Types and Befitting Workouts Workout and diet which is well suited for a pear shaped body. READ MORE Health Insurance - India Health insurance has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments in the non-life insurance industry with 30% growth in 2010-11 with annual premium collections being over Rs 6,000 crores. READ MORE Who Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain? Walking early morning would improve your health as it helps heart and brain to function properly. Find more about its benefits for your body. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) More News on: Amoebic DysenteryBody Types and Befitting WorkoutsWalking for Fitness and Weight LossWalking As An ExerciseHealth Insurance - IndiaWho Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain?