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Cycling To Work May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

smile beauty healthWe are all encouraged to incorporate physical exercise into our everyday lives. There are various cost-effective and time-effective methods that can replace commuting by public transportation or by car.

Key takeaways:

  • Walking or cycling to work and errands (like grocery shopping) will have immense health benefits.
  • Cycling is good for cardiovascular health. A Danish study reveals that 50 to 65 year old adults who cycled to work or for leisure had 11 to 18 percent fewer heart attacks.
  • Studies have indicated that cycling also lowers the risk of obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.

The multiple advantages of active commuting over structured exercise may help clinicians convey a message that many patients will embrace more readily than being told to join a gym, go for a jog, or join a sports team.

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