Cycling to work is just as effective for losing weight as exercising at the gym

Cycling to work is just as effective for losing weight as exercising at the gym

The Telegraph – Sarah Knapton, science editor 

1 NOVEMBER 2017 • 6:20 PM

Cycling to work is just as effective for losing weight as exercising at the gym, new research has found.

A study of 130 overweight people discovered those who commuted daily by bike for six months shed virtually as many pounds as those who embarked on a weight-loss fitness programme.

Those who exercised in their leisure time lost 9.9lbs (4.5kg) over the study period while those who cycled lost 9.2lbs (4.2kg)

The research was published in the International Journal of Obesity.