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A fuller source to the program is at the JAMA site
"Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Adiposity as Mortality Predictors in Older Adults"
free download in PDF.
While no expert, I find it amazing that almost all effort goes into navel searching over diet, soft drink and junk food, while any programs about activity get lip service.
While cycling is only one form of activity/excercise, you would think that by facilitating cycling to those who can and otherwise would (lycra or not), the saving in public health costs would make it self funding or better.
The above article and conclusions are not a one off, over the last decade other studies in journals have directly and anecdotely come to similar conclusions.
You have to wonder whether goverments and their advisers ever read any of these articles, or do they just get research from New Idea.
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The message is that exercise is good for us.. But they - like everyone else in our society have been seduced by inactivity.
Personally... If I have one more fat doctor telling me to loose weight something bad will happen to the tv.
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Make mars bars cheaper and easier to get than equal calories from quality organic fruit.
Make cycling a 'nuisance' on the roads. Make cycling appear more dangerous than it really is.
Keep people dumbed down about the importance of high carb low fat diets. Make em think steamed rice and fruit will make em fat and fried chicken aka atkins/paleo diet will make em slim.
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