Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy lifestyle - Burn calories and arrive at work refreshed.

Raising your heart rate through exercise just 5 times per week means you are 50% less
likely to suffer from a stroke, heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

Cycling is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK. An estimated 3.1 million
people ride a bicycle each month 1. It's a low impact exercise, meaning it's easier on your
joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. But it still helps you get into shape.

Riding a bike for half an hour per day, 5 days a week can give you: 2

  •   up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  •   up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  •   up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
  •   up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
  •   a 30% lower risk of early death
  •   up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
  •   up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
  •   a 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
  •   up to a 30% lower risk of depression
  •   up to a 30% lower risk of dementia
  1. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Cycling.aspx
  2. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Whybeactive.aspx

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Testimonials

Start of Quote SpeechmarkAneurin Bevan Health Board has used Cycle Solutions as its contracted partner to deliver our Cycle to Work scheme under salary sacrifice arrangements since the Health Board began its first scheme in July 2009. End of Quote Speechmark

Transport Officer, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Start of Quote SpeechmarkAt Dorset County Hospital we’re trying to be as kind to the environment as possible and so our staff were very keen for us to start up a cycle to work scheme. After meeting with Cycle Solutions we were very pleasantly surprised by how easy they made everything for us – they manage the whole ordering process, are always on hand to answer any questions and even held on-site roadshows. We’ve had a lot of feedback from our staff on how much of a pleasure it was for them to interact with them as a company and how much knowledge Cycle Solutions staff have about cycling. From an employer perspective the running of this scheme couldn’t have been more streamlined or seamless, everything has been completely hassle-free. End of Quote Speechmark

Head of Workforce Engagement and Development, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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