The Skinny on Bicycling

Photo by Richard Masoner via Flickr

Riding a bicycle is not only fun but it is also eco-friendly. Could it be possible it also has health benefits?

GOOD, a site dedicated to turning complicated issues into infographics, created a graphic that looks at the correlation between obesity and bicycle commuting.

According to GOOD, the average American is overweight and spends 100 hours per year commuting. Most of that time is spent in a car. (And if you live in LA, it is spent in a car stuck in traffic on the 405 or 101 freeways.)

The Effects of Bike Commuting on Obesity, compares the percentages of a country’s obesity rates to their active commutes, which include walking and bicycling.

Check out the graphic and you decide.

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