Cycling or Walking to Work Can Extend Your Lifespan
According to a new research, published in The BMJ, cycling or walking to work can lower the risk of death from all causes compared to the inactive ways of commuting. The scientists say that the greatest effect was noticed in cyclists.
For their study, the researchers used data from 264,377 participants with an average age of 53 from the UK Biobank (a database containing biological information from more than 500,000 U.K. adults).
Having analyzed the received information, the researchers conclude that “the findings, if causal, suggest population health may be improved by policies that increase active commuting, particularly cycling, such as the creation of cycle lanes, cycle hire, or purchase schemes, and better provision for cycles on public transport.”
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