To empower the nation to use cycling to help Americans get brain and heart healthy!
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There are so many ways to get in a good exercise. You can run, do pilates, kickboxing, or yoga – or you can bike! May 14th was National Cycling Day and the American Heart Association joined forces with CycleNation™ to empower the nation to use cycling to help Americans get brain and heart healthy!
Did you know as little as 30 minutes of biking a week can lower the risk of cardiovascular illness and improve brain health? Don’t worry if you missed National Cycling Day it is always a good time to grab a friend and get out on your bike or to take an indoor cycling class!
In today’s world, it can be difficult to lead an active lifestyle. Sedentary jobs have increased 83% since 1950 while physically active jobs now make up less than 20% of our workforce. Nearly 70% of American adults and one in three children are considered overweight or obese. That’s why we must work together to make it easy and safe to go out and get active.
When you hop on your bike, you are getting the exercise you need for the day and enjoying nature. Unless you live in one of the many neighborhoods where streets are unsafe because there are too few bike lanes, sidewalks, or crosswalks. Complete Streets policies ensure that future road construction creates an environment meant to be shared by all travelers—whether it’s bikers, walkers or drivers. Unfortunately for the Garden State, only seven out of 21 counties and 130 out of more than 500 municipalities have Complete Streets policies. If you want to see more Complete Streets in NJ click HERE at let Governor Murphy know you support Complete Streets.