Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study

Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists.

The biggest study into the issue linked using two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease.  The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car.The team in Glasgow said cycling took no willpower once it became part of the work routine – unlike going to the gym.

“This is really clear evidence that people who commute in an active way, particularly by cycling, were at lower risk,” Dr Jason Gill, one of the researchers, told the BBC News website

To read more to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health

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