Physical activity

The NHS recommends that adults (19 and over) should engage in 150 minutes of 'moderate aerobic activity' per week. For children (those aged 5-18) the recommendation is for 60 minutes of physical activity, per day.

Cycling for utility purposes represents a perfect way of building that recommended minimum into everyday life. In addition, being physically active reduces the risk of chronic disease by 50%.

It is important to make the distinction between simple physical activity - which can be built into everyday life - and exercise.

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