Cycling is an activity that most of us used to enjoy in our childhood. However, as we grew up recreational activities like this paused, for we became more inclined towards the changing lifestyle of the new technological era. This decrease in the outdoor activities has led to various health issues.
Various researches conducted by scientists have shown that many of these activities have the ability to cut down the risk of the new age diseases. Cycling is one of them.
Recently, a research suggested that Cycling has the potential to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The Research stated that non-cyclists have 20 percent higher risk for T2D than the people who involve themselves in regular cycling. In addition, this activity also helps in lowering the risk of various chronic diseases in the people of all age groups.
Martin Rasmussen from the University of Southern Denmark admitted this and stated that “We find it especially interesting that those who started cycling had a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, given that the study population were men and women of middle and old age”.
Around 24,623 men and 27,890 women from Denmark, between the ages of 50 and 65 were observed in the study whose cycling habits were compared to get the stated results. Hence, it becomes important to motivate people to engage in the outdoor recreational activities that will help them in preventing the development of T2D.
It is high time that one should realize the need to involve in the recreational activity that not only helps in lowering the risk various diseases but also fills a person with energy and keeps him happy and healthy.