We have another reason to lose weight: According to research conducted by the University of Illinois-Urbana, losing weight can save gasoline consumption. The study revealed that Americans on an average weigh about 25 pounds more today than in 1960. Adding the extra baggage to cars results in an extra 1 billion gallons more of gasoline used per year. Losing the extra weight could provide enough fuel for 1.7 million cars, light trucks and SUVs for a year — as it helped the environment and resulted in better health.
Posted by Angie Holladay