Thursday, November 3, 2011

Secret to long life? Bike to your errands, reports NPR

Yesterday NPR News reported that researchers at the University of Wisconsin (specifically that guy below on his bike, practicing what he preaches) have announced their study of the health benefits of bicycling around town.

Their findings? Bicycling to your short-distance errands is a cheap and easy way to stay slim, avoid serious illness and early death, and make your neighbors healthier, too, by reducing air pollution.

And the really amazing part? They studied only Upper Midwestern bicycling habits, which means they conservatively figured people would only bicycle on the best 124 days of weather each year. So these findings are for doing errands by bike JUST FOUR MONTHS PER YEAR.

Click HERE to read the full article.

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