• The biggest study into the issue linked regular cycling with halving the risk of cancer and heart disease.
• The team said cycling took no willpower once it became part of the work routine unlike going to the gym.
• The five-year study compared people who had an “active” commute with those who were mostly stationary.
• During the course of the study, regular cycling cut the risk of death from any cause by
41%, the incidence of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46%.
• The cyclists clocked an average of 30 miles per week, but the further they cycled
the greater the health boon.
• Walking cut the odds of developing heart disease but the benefit was mostly for
people walking more than six miles per week.
Ref: British Medical Journal 2017 http://www.bbc.com/sport/get-inspired/29064047
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