Yet another reason to bike: Moderately overweight = increased risk for early death

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006
By Yokota Fritz


A recently released 10-year study of a half million Americans shows that the moderately overweight have a higher chance of dying earlier than those who are not overweight.

I was in that "moderately overweight" category a few years ago, but today I have a Body Mass Index of 23, probably due primarily to my cycling at least 50 miles a week. Cyclelicious applauds the efforts of the Amazing Shrinking Man who work to encourage daily activity for all of us to improve our health.

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I second that applause
 
A second bonus for you is that inactivity also kills people too early and is a risk factor just as overweight.
 
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