Bike Your Way Back to Good Health
Let’s face it – many of us are feeling a little sluggish after the excesses of the holiday season. If getting (or staying) fit is among your New Year’s Resolutions, bicycling is a great way to make it happen. Cycling is a great aerobic workout that doesn’t hammer the joints the way running can, can help you lose weight, reduces stress and builds strength. And in our climate, you truly can ride year-round.
Here are a few statistics from Bikes Belong that might help you stay motivated!
- Adults who bike to work have better weight, blood pressure, and insulin levels. (Gordon-Larsen, P., et al., 2009)
- Women who bike 30 minutes a day have a lower risk of breast cancer. (Luoto, R., et al., 2000)
- Adolescents who bicycle are 48% less likely to be overweight as adults. (Menschik, D, et al., 2008)
For more health related statistics from Bikes Belong, click here.