Obesity is now considered a disease. According to CDC (centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1/3 of U.S. adults are obese. This means that over 33% of adults in the US have a disease. This disease is extremely deadly; in fact approximately 300,000 deaths each year are attributed to obesity. That is the very, very bad news. Obese is defined by calculating your BMI (body mass index). Obesity affects everyone, it doesn’t make a difference if you are white, black, Hispanic or wealthy or poor. If you are even 11-18 pounds overweight you are twice as likely to become type 2 diabetic. Further you will have increased risks for cancer, arthritis, etc.
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That is the bad news. Here is the good news, there is a cure that just about everyone can do and you don’t need a lot of money or health insurance for it, all you have to do is RIDE YOUR BIKE! Cycling should be considered a cure. Almost every person inflicted with this disease has the money, financial means and ability to be cured! The cure is simply getting a bicycle and pedaling it for 30 minutes a day. That means you can sit on the couch for 23.5 hours a day and be cured. Sounds too good to be true..? The average amount of calories burned by cycling is about 300 calories an hour, if riding at a moderate speed of 12-14 mph. If you ride for 30 minutes a day and don’t drastically change our diet (though that would help), you should loose approximately. 31 pounds per year… So the average person will be cured in less than a year. This cure has other amazing side effects. It will make you richer and happier. Let me clear, I understand that obesity is not just a physical problem but a mental problem as well. I strongly believe that once you are riding your bike your mental wellbeing will have greatly improved as well. As a bicycle accident injury lawyer, I am very experienced in helping people with physical injuries from being involved in a bicycle accident. However, please keep in mind that statistics show that even with the risks of riding a bicycle, the health benefits make riding a bike 20 times better for your health.
Ride. Be Safe. Have Fun.
Bicycle Injury Lawyer / Enthusiast