Cycling Can Tackle the Obesity Crisis

A report published recently suggests the global obesity crisis has reached new excesses, with there now being more obese people in the world than underweight and obesity tripling among men and doubling among women since 1974. The UK has the third highest obesity levels in Europe, and Cannock’s obesity rate is significantly higher than the national average.

30% of adults in Cannock are now considered to be obese. A shocking figure, 7 percentage points higher than the national average. Cycling is the best way to tackle these rising figures.

Writing in Cycling Weekly, Matthew Haines, senior lecturer in health and wellbeing at the University of Huddersfield, said that “recreational cycling is low-impact and requires a high rate of energy expenditure over a relatively long duration”.

Different forms of exercise and diet work for different people, it must be said. However, cycling provides an enjoyable, useful and highly effective way for people to keep healthy.


If this has inspired you to take up cycling and you need equipment or maintenance, call Cycle-R on 01543 523606 or pop in store at 16-17 New hall, High Green Court, Cannock, WS11 1GR 

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