Bike commuting puts money in your pocket! How’s that for a compelling reason to go car free? My bike commuting motivation came from a friendly dare ~ the gritty details seen here on PezCycling News. Though admittedly, the financial rewards are sweet!
Check out these other fascinating facts that encourage a bike commuting life!
Cyclists who ride for 3 hours a week or more have a 28% lower risk of all-cause mortality than non-cyclists, according to a 2000 study in Archives of Internal Medicine.
Cyclists who commute to work at least 30 miles a week have a 45% reduction in all cancer incidence as compared to non-cyclists, according to a 2017 study in the BMJ.
Cyclists have a 18% lower incidence of cardiovascular disease as compared to non-cyclists, according to a 2011 study in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention.
Carrying by intensity, male cyclists live 2.9 – 5.3 years longer as compared to non-cycling males. Female cyclists live 2.2 – 3.9 years longer than non-cycling females, according to a 2012 study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Cyclists have a 15% increase in HDL-cholesterol as compared to non-cyclists, according to a 2010 study in the Journal for the Norwegian Medical Association.
What more could encourage you to consider bike commuting? How about financial rewards for good health! Check out Health IQ!