Health benefits of regular cycling



TWO STUDIES in Denmark and Sweden have underlined the health benefits of regular cycling – particularly among the over-50s. The studies show that it reduces your risk of developing high blood pres- sure, high cholesterol, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, as well as becoming obese. The Danish study concluded that cyclists aged 50-70 were 11-18 percent less likely to develop heart disease. The Swedish study found that cyclists aged 43-53 were 39 percent less libel to become obese and 18 less likely to develop pre-diabetes.

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