Active commuting is beneficial for health

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j1740 (Published 19 April 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1740

Re: Active commuting is beneficial for health

I am a huge advocate for this way of thinking. It is quite obvious that we need to invest in cycling and active commuting which would not only help reduce cardiovascular disease and diabetes but should benefit mental health and musculoskeletal strength. The improvements in the environment in terms of reduction in congestion and air pollution are obvious and would improve respiratory health. What we must do is invest in segregated bike lanes and safety for cyclists and invensentivise able bodied people to change.

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20 April 2017
Joanna Pope