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People who meet or exceed the target of 150 minutes of exercise per week are more likely to feel fitter, have a lower BMI, and recover from illness more quickly. If you currently drive to work but start cycling instead, this will mean you exercise much more. Of people who cycle to work, over 80% meet the target 150 minutes of exercise per week recommended by the Gezondheidsraad (Health Council of the Netherlands) as part of their healthy exercise target. 46% of people who commute to work via public transport meet the target 150 minutes of exercise per week. The benefits to your health go beyond exercise as both travel by bicycle and public transport offer more health benefits!  

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The Kennisinstituut voor Mobiliteitsbeleid (KiM, Knowledge institute for mobility policy) investigated the relationship between health and active transportation. Walking and cycling were included in the recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week. A fifteen-minute, active commute each way means that you already meet the target if you work five days a week! Exercise, household chores, and gardening will help you meet the recommended amount of physical activity. Only 7% of people who commute by car meet the target 150 minutes of exercise per week.

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If you cycle... 

... chances are, you will have a healthier BMI while also feeling fitter. This is one of the findings in the KiM research.  

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You can also enjoy... 

... healthy outdoor air, a good feeling, the enjoyment of avoiding traffic, increased confidence because of your physical health, and reduced stress on your return journey.

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If you travel by public transport... 

...you will be more likely to meet the target 150 minutes of exercise per week. 46% of commuters who use public transport meet this target! Walking or cycling to bus stops and railway stations keeps you moving. More exercise means sprinting to make a connection will be easy!  

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Being driven around...

...is what makes public transport a great way to find time to update your schedule, deal with some e-mails, read the paper, study, or just relax. 

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Conscientious driving 

Even if you cannot switch from the car entirely, you can still make health gains. For example, park on the outskirts of the city and use a shared bicycle to travel the final kilometre.  

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