Top Ten Reasons for Cycling Part 2
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5. Improves Heart Health
Cycling just 20 miles a week reduces risk of heart disease by up to 50% compare to those who don't exercise.
4. It is Good for the Health of Mom and Unborn Baby
Moms-to-be who cycle during pregnancy are found to have an easier pregnancy, less complications during delivery and a faster recovery.
It isn't just good for mom though, cycling could lead to a 50% lower chance of obesity for your baby.
Please consult your Doctor when planning to exercise pregnant.
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3. Saves you Money
Bike to work everyday and you can be saving some serious money on gas!
Not just that, it will mean less mileage on your car which leads to:
- Less Depreciation, increasing your resale value
- Less Deterioration, decreasing your maintenance expenses.
Another monetary benefit is you can drop weight without expensive diet plans and gym fees.
2. Reduces risk of Cancer
A study from researchers at the University of Glasgow found that riding a bike daily could reduce your risk of cancer by up to 45%.
"Cycling all or part of the way to work was associated with substantially lower risk of adverse health outcomes," Jason Gill, from the university's Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, said in a statement.
"Those who cycled the full length of their commute had an over 40 percent lower risk of heart disease, cancer and overall mortality over the 5 years of follow-up," he added.
(Quote courtesy of CNBC)
Biking as a couple, or as a family is a great way to bond together while being active.
Not only is it a good way to spend time with family it sets a great example to your children about staying fit and enjoying exercise. Thus setting them up for a longer, happier, smarter life as already discussed in all the other great points. What a great sport to pass down to your children!
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