Monday, 20 November 2017
Cycling to work makes you as slim as the gym
A study of 130 overweight people found pedalling to work burned off as many calories and achieved close to the same weight loss as regular sessions of high-intensity exercise.
Those who exercised in their spare time lost 9.9 pounds (4.5kg) over the study period, while those who simply cycled lost almost 9.3 pounds (4.2kg).
Professor Bente Stallknecht, from the University of Copenhagen, who was involved in the study, said: ‘This is good news for the many overweight people who may not have the time or inclination to join a fitness centre, because they also have to pick up their children and cook dinner after work.
My 2 cents:
For cycling to be effective, you must cycle long distance. My experience is losing 2-3kg each time I cycle 50km in a day.
Ride with a partner or small group makes cycling more interesting.