The Health Benefits of Biking
The United States is a car country. We drive everywhere, and we all pay the price: transportation alone accounts for 20 percent of the family budget and is the second biggest cost after housing. A sedentary lifestyle doesn’t just kill our pockets, either — it kills us. Research has proven that swapping out driving in favor of biking can have incredible health results.
The Two-Wheeled Key to Better Health and a Better World
- 15 percent of asthma cases are linked to living close to major roads.
- The average person will lose 13 pounds in their first year of riding a bike to work.
- 20 bikes can be parked in the same space as one car.
- Portland leads the U.S. in bike commuters with nearly 6 percent commuting.
- Portland, Oregon’s investment in cycling is expected to save it $400 million in healthcare costs by 2040.
Created by: Healthcare Management Degree