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Ride for Your Health: 10 Reasons to Hop on a Bike

It’s Good For Your Heart

It’s Good For Your Heart

Making simple lifestyle changes like regularly riding your bike to work or to run errands can reduce cholesterol and decrease your risk of developing heart disease. In fact, cycling just 20 miles a week can cut your risk of coronary heart disease in half, according to the British Medical Association.

By Alexia Severson. Published July 23, 2013. Alexia Severson earned her Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism and is a health and lifestyle writer living in San Francisco.