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The British Medical Association has estimated that the health benefits of bicycling outweigh the risks by twenty to one.
Regular cyclists enjoy a fitness level equal to that of a person ten years younger. -National Forum for Coronary Heart Disease Foundation, Sharp
Cycling at least 3 hours a week cuts your risk of heart disease in HALF compared to those who do not cycle or perform other exercise, according to the British Heart association.
Reduce your exposure to air pollutants. “Exposure to some air pollutants and toxic compounds can be 2 to 10 times higher inside cars than outside, according to 1999 data. A two year study in California found that concentrations of carbon monoxide, benzene, MTBE, and other harmful compounds are higher inside cars than at roadside monitoring stations.” – ‘Divorce Your Car’, Katie Alvord