From the Denver Post, 06.22.07:
Fed up with traffic jams? Feeling tired and stressed? Maybe it's time to put your foot down--literally. June is Bike Month in Colorado, a celebration of sanity and fitness that culminates in Bike to Work Day on Wednesday. It's a great opportunity to put your mettle to the pedal and begin the journey back to a healthier, happier you.This editorial makes a persuasive argument for bicycling on the health basis. The U.S. Census recently identified Denver as among the top ten large cities for bicycle commuting mode share. I'm puzzled: Most of the U.S. marks Bike Month in May. Why is Colorado's celebration in June?
As one doctor noted, the mental and physical benefits of exercise are so powerful and wide-ranging that if they weren't God-given, they'd have to be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
The simple fact is that the human body, honed through thousands of years of evolution, is not designed for the way most Americans live today. Driving to work, sitting at a computer all day and then driving home to sit in front of a television is an invitation to obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and a host of other ailments. (Read more.)
Image: Web capture. Stencil at Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop, Denver.
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