Happiness Tip: Get on your bike to keep you more active and healthier. This weekend, dust off your bike and get outside. Ufabet.
Happiness Tip: Get on your bike
You may have fond childhood memories of riding around on your bike. It was fun, right? It is time to rekindle that love – or maybe it’s time for you to fall in love with two wheels for the first time. If you’ve never tried cycling before, find a school or someone to teach you. If you have no bike, borrow one – or maybe you live in a city with a bike-sharing scheme.
Figure out a way you can substitute driving or passive transportation with going ufabet by bike – or just go for a weekend tour by the beach, in the park, anywhere.
Extending your life cycle
Our body mass index (BMI) is not a satisfactory measure of health, and, obviously, our health is about more than our weight – but here is the best news when it comes to cycling.
A new study by the University of Glasgow published in the British Medical Journal in 2017 found that cycling to work is associated with a 41 per cent lower risk of premature death, compared with a ufabet non-active commute to work. For instance, people who cycle to work have a 45 per cent lower risk of developing cancer and a 46 per cent lower risk of heart disease.
The research is rigorous and used data from more than 260,000 participants in the UK Biobank, following them for five years. The new cases of cancer, heart attacks and deaths in that five-year period were assessed and cross-referenced to the participants’ mode of commuting. The results of this study are consistent with what Danish studies have discovered about the health benefits of cycling.
One of these studied more than fifty thousand Danes between the ages of fifty and sixty-five. The participants were followed for twenty years; those who didn’t cycle to work when the study began but started doing so in the first five years of the study had a 26 per cent lower risk of developing heart disease, compared to the passive commuters. Which goes to show that it’s never too late to take up healthy habits.
Cycling keeps you more active and healthier
Another Danish study found that the mortality rate is 30 per cent lower for people who commute by bike, compared to passive commuters.
In addition, cycling has been shown to have a preventative effect on non-insulin-dependent diabetes, osteoporosis and depression. The British Medical Association found that the increased life expectancy gained from ufabet exercise via cycling outweighs the added risk incurred from accidents by a factor of twenty.
Of course, accidents happen, but for every cyclist casualty in Copenhagen, cyclists have biked 4.4 million kilometres – the equivalent of 110 times around the world. Cycling keeps us more active and healthier, which in turn keeps us happier – in both the short and the long run.
However, for most Danes, none of this matters. The primary reason for us to cycle is not to make ourselves healthier, our cities less congested, our economy stronger or our planet more sustainable – we do it simply because it is easy and convenient.