Health Benefits of Cycling

Why do you cycle?

Ask cyclists this question and you will get all kinds of answers. Many will say they cycle because it is fun and keeps them healthy—just like any other simple physical exercise. What you may not know is that there is something special about cycling. This activity that you take lightly can literally change your life, present and future, in amazing ways.

Here are the findings of numerous scientific studies.

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Bicycling and Volunteering - It's a Win/Win

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Getting out and biking for recreation, or perhaps as your main mode of transportation, benefits your body/health, and the health of the community...even our planet. There are also plentiful options for being of service to others in the world of bicycling. Here are some volunteer options, of course there are many, many others, to get two wheels spinning toward progress:

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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Bicyclist on cliff overlooking mountains and valley.
09/13/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Why do you cycle? Ask cyclists this question and you will get all kinds of answers. Many will say they cycle because it is fun and keeps them healthy—just like any other simple physical... read more
Bicycle Road Signs
06/03/2014
Getting out and biking for recreation, or perhaps as your main mode of transportation, benefits your body/health, and the health of the community...even our planet. There are also plentiful... read more
Bicyclist on cliff overlooking mountains and valley.
09/13/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Why do you cycle? Ask cyclists this question and you will get all kinds of answers. Many will say they cycle because it is fun and keeps them healthy—just like any other simple physical... read more
Bicycle Road Signs
06/03/2014
Getting out and biking for recreation, or perhaps as your main mode of transportation, benefits your body/health, and the health of the community...even our planet. There are also plentiful... read more