Some of us haven’t gone for an outdoor bike ride in years…but perhaps we should rethink that choice. A new study from Scotland has found an association between those who bike to their jobs and the reduction of risk for serious illness and premature death. Researchers at The University of Scotland followed the commuting habits of over 250,000 people for 5 years and found those who biked to work had 46% lower risk of heart disease and 45% lower risk of cancer. While there’s no doubt that walking to work can also bring about benefits, they seem to be not as pronounced as those obtained from biking. It’s not clear exactly why these risk reductions occur, but it could be the intense exercise and the increased fitness that comes from biking. So dust off your two (or three) wheeler, take a spin, and Read Here. To see the actual research study in the British Medical Journal, Click Here. And for those of you with a renewed passion for biking, check out this website for older bicycle enthusiasts Here.