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Free for some? Setting the context for the 'On the Buses' study

Jones, Alasdair ORCID: 0000-0002-4933-4023 (2010) Free for some? Setting the context for the 'On the Buses' study. Occasional Paper Series (1). Transport and Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. ISBN 9780902657828

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Just over sixty years ago a LSHTM scientist, Jerry Morris, is said to have "invented exercise‟ (Kuper 2009). The evidence he used “to show that exercise can extend your life” (Kuper 2009) came not from gymnasia or playing fields, as one might expect, but from observations made while riding London‟s buses. Out of this surprising setting Morris showed that'unavoidably active' bus conductors had substantially fewer heart-attacks than their 'protypically sedentary' bus driver counterparts (Kuper 2009). This despite these research subjects sharing similar social class backgrounds.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 07:57
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 23:06

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