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Want to live longer sans heart, cancer chaos? Cycle to work!

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  • Post last modified:22/04/2017
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LONDON:  Cycling is a healthy sport and almost all of us used to do it in our infancy.

However,  as we grow we engage with lots of other goings-on and put this hearty activity behind us.

A nouvel research claimed that if you want to live a longer life span and reduce the odds of mounting cancer or vascular ailment, then you must cycle to work.

The comprehensive study recruited some 250,000 UK commuters. According to their findings, regular cycling could shrink the risk of fatality up to 41 percent, cancer 45 percent and heart disease 46 percent.

Elaborating on further, one of the investigators from the University of Glasgow, Dr Jason Gill held that those who travel in an energetic way, particularly by cycling, are less likely to come out with afore-mentioned diseases.

The recent research sheds light on the possible boons of this activity in our lives. We do not need to join gyms and do lots of workouts but just cycling to work.

It is to be noted that walking to work has also a few health related advantages than travelling on public transport or car. However, one needs to walk for over six miles per week.

They have reported the ramifications of the study in the British Medical Journal.

P.S. It might sound odd for professionals but healthy life span is obligatory to make the most of once in a lifetime opportunity.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.