According to a new study by Harvard researchers, bicycling and brisk walking can help you lose weight. Didn't we know this already?
Anyways, this particular study highlights the fact that to maintain a healthy weight (especially in middle age, particularly in premenopausal women) you don't have to go to a fancy gym, train for the triathlon or live on wheat germ and brown rice… you can just include biking and brisk walking into your day — as opposed to the common notion that rigorous exercise is necessary in the fight against obesity.
Therefore it is suggested that we should at least bike daily for 5 minutes. We can make it part of our commute to work. In fact, some companies in the Unites States give incentives to their employees who bike to work. Findings of the above-mentioned study ere reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine.