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Some people think of cycling as just a mode of travel -- but it can have a wide range of benefits on both your physical and mental wellbeing.
It gets you outdoors, raises your heart rate and it can be sociable if you go for a ride with friends.
If you are someone who just hops on their bike for a short ride to the shops, or a new rider looking to avoid public transport, it may help to know just how beneficial that bike ride may be.
Going for a cycle can:
Cycling also puts less pressure on your joints than jogging, making it a good option if you have joint pain or stiffness.
Our Chief Medical Officer, Prof. Dr Maureen Baker, is ready to help. Just drop your comment into our latest Facebook post. She'll pick the best question of the day and post a reply. #askMaureen
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Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.
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