Brompton Aim To Get Employees Cycling

As a keen cyclist, I’ve long felt there are significant benefits of riding to work, both in terms of physical and mental wellbeing.  That was the finding of a recent study published in the British Medical Journal.  The study looked at the impact ‘active commuting’ has on our health.

They define active commuting as the ability to get some exercise in whilst traveling to and from work, so usually this will consist of cycling, walking or running. The authors analyzed over 250,000 people with an average age of 53 who were in employment.  They were quizzed on how they usually get to work.

The answers were then grouped into five categories, ranging from non-active to fully active.  Each participant was tracked over a five year timeframe, whereby incidences of heart disease, cancers and death were recorded.  What’s more, each individual was adjusted for their age, sex, poverty levels and so on to try and provide a clear view of the impact their commute was having on their health.

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