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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Bicycling for the happy new year

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From The Pilot (Southern Pines, NC), 01.08.08:

Riding Bikes Provides Many Practical Benefits
Make riding your bike more than a New Year's resolution for losing weight, for many reasons. Yes, cycling is exercise, but it can be a very affordable, practical and sociable activity.

Try cycling to work. Research shows that people who cycle to work on a regular basis (two to three times a week) can literally have their cake and eat it, too. A half-hour commute each way will burn eight calories a minute, or the equivalent of 20 pounds of fat in a year. So take your bike out of retirement from the shed and enjoy the two-wheel power. Also, as you are riding your bike to work, just grin at those poor people pumping $3 a gallon of gas into their vehicles. You will be saving money. (Read more.)
Many people make New Year's resolutions: to lose weight, to save money, to have more fun, to get more exercise, to spend more time with family and friends. This persuasive column suggests that bicycling can help achieve these goals and more.

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Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site

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