Cycling to work just as effective for losing weight as exercising at gym five days a week – Telegraph.co.uk

Cycling to work is just as effective for losing weight as exercising at the gym, new research has found.

A study of 130 overweight people discovered those who commuted daily by bike for six months shed virtually as many pounds as those who embarked on a weight-loss fitness programme.

Those who exercised in their leisure time lost 9.9lbs (4.5kg) over the study period while those who cycled lost 9.2lbs (4.2kg)

“This is good news to the many overweight people who may not have the time or inclination to join a fitness centre, because they also have to pick up their children and cook dinner after work,” said Professor Bente Stallknecht, of the University of Copenhagen.

“Our results show that it is possible to combine transport to and from work with effective physical exercise.”

Cycling to work just as effective for losing weight as exercising at gym five days a week – Telegraph.co.uk

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