GREEN
05/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Spring Has Sprung! So Start Biking To Work

Biking keeps you healthy and makes you feel better Regular exercise helps people feel better; studies show that cyclists are absent fewer days and are more productive at work. On average, regular cyclists:

* add over 2 years to their life expectancy
* have the general fitness and health of someone 10 years younger
* are 50% less likely to experience depression

Doctors advise a minimum of 30 minutes moderate exercise a day to keep fit; if you feel unfit, start slowly and work your way up to longer journeys--you will soon gain confidence and fitness. Don't drive to the gym--bike to work!

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