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Politics & Urban planning

A Ride a Day Can Keep the Doctor Away

Riding a bicycle to work, shop or just for fun can go a long way to reduce one of Europe’s most pressing health problems: inactivity. A new study highlights the importance that movement plays in overall health, noting that inactivity kills 1 in 10 Europeans every year and costs €80 billion to treat coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other conditions linked to sedentary lifestyles.