Becoming a bike commuter can pay off in better health.
Research from the University of Glasgow has highlighted the benefits of cycling and walking to work.
The study, published on Thursday in the BMJ, found that compared to “a non-active commute”, riding a bike to work was associated with a 45 percent lower risk of cancer and a 46 percent lower risk of heart disease.
In a news release on Thursday, the university said that the data of more than 264,000 people from the U.K. Biobank project was assessed, with participants asked about the way they went to work and contact maintained with them for five years.
Over the five year period, new cases of heart attacks, cancer and deaths were analysed and then “related to their mode of commuting.” The results proved to be of great interest.
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