Doncaster folk urged to get on bikes after Tour de France

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Yorkshire is enjoying the Tour de France Grand Depart passing round the country this weekend – and health experts are hoping Doncaster people will be inspired to get on their bikes and give cycling a go as a result.

“Regular physical activity is a key part of achieving energy balance - helping to prevent obesity and excess weight,” said Dr Cathy Read, a Consultant in Public Health specialising in Health and Well-being with the Public Health England (PHE) Centre in Yorkshire and the Humber. “It also reduces the risk of many chronic conditions, including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, mental health problems and muscle, bone and joint conditions.”

The Department of Health (DH) recommends that adults take at least 150 minutes – two and a half hours - of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. Children over five should engage in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity every day.


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