May Healthy Living: Bike Month!

May 1, 2019

Plus3's monthly health tips bring you deeper insights into a particular health topic so you can continue to grow and lead your healthiest, best self.

Organized by the League of American Bicyclists and various partner organizations, we are celebrating National Bike Month in May!

  • National Bike to Work Week will take place May 13–19

  • Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17

The top 5 benefits of cycling

 From Harvard Medical School

Going for a ride is good for your heart and muscles, and it may improve how you walk, balance, and climb stairs.


They say you never forget how to ride a bike, so maybe it's time to climb aboard a two- or three-wheeler and enjoy the health benefits of cycling. "It's socially oriented, it's fun, and it gets you outside and exercising," says Dr. Clare Safran-Norton, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. 


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What a Bike Ride Can Teach You

By Shimon Schocken, TED

Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes. Photographs by Raphael Rabinovitz.


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