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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Cycling would be good for your health ... and financial health, follows Walking is good for your health

Cycling would be good for your health ... and financial health
(Translated from French using Google toolbar Translator)

"According to an article from Reuters , reprinted in extenso and in the same way , by the sites of theExpress and Point ( almost identical to the photo .. ) the bike would be good for health .

The study by the Altermodal - Indiggo was made for Hubert Combed , Interdepartmental Coordinator for the development of cycling. It is not a scoop but the study put a cost saving figure to well-known qualitative experience.
According to Nicolas Mercat co - founder of Altermodal Indiggo - project leader of this study and great fan of cycling before the Lord (he committed two books on the theme of travel by bicycle ,Successful political cycle - Practical Tools for Effective Communication and Greenways : Attendance and impact )

POTENTIAL COST SAVINGS:
 With 87 kilometers on average per inhabitant per year , the French are far from the Dutch, who are 800-1000 , but also of " Platoon " where there are particular Germans , Belgians and Swiss, credited 250-500 km per year ... . Based on a Danish study based itself on a WHO methodology , it is estimated that 5.6 billion euros the impact of cycling on health in France ... . ' to finish on an optimist " With 350 km cycling per year per capita, there is no hole for Social Security "
 
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Walking works, is good for your health and for business -Universities and CollegesTop brains look at Sustainability_EAUC Confs"

References on Cycling studies:

WHO-World Health Organisation Physical Activity,Health and Disease

WHO-Cycling,Health and Overweight

Do the Health Benefits of Cycling Outweigh the Risks?

More?
"A study authored by Professor David Bassett Jr. from the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and three other researchers was published August 19 in the American Journal of Public Health, concluding that communities with more walkers and cyclists are healthier than those where people must rely on cars to get around"

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2010) — Want a slimmer, healthier community? Try building more sidewalks, crosswalks and bike paths.

Overall, the U.S. doesn't measure up well.
"European countries with high rates of walking and cycling have less obesity than do Australia and countries in North America that are highly car-dependent," the authors wrote.


Full Article and references:
Link Between Walking, Cycling and Health from Science Dailey