‘Cy­cling helps keep di­a­betes away’

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow -

LUC­KNOW: To mark the World Di­a­betes day and also to cre­ate aware­ness among the masses about the silent killer a cy­cle rally was or­gan­ised here on Tues­day.

Ad­di­tional di­rec­tor gen­eral po­lice Aditya Mishra flagged off the rally, jointly or­gan­ised by Health Ini­tia­tive and Di­a­betic Ac­tion (HIDA) foun­da­tion and Pedal Ya­tri, and also par­tic­i­pated in it. Prom­i­nent di­a­betes ex­pert and di­rec­tor Jai Clinic and Di­a­betes care cen­tre Dr AK Te­wari said cy­cling was the best ex­er­cise to keep away di­a­betes.

Ex­press­ing con­cern over fast spread­ing men­ace of di­a­betes, Dr Te­wari said half an hour cy­cling a day will burn at least 5 kg fat in a year.

He said peo­ple who cy­cled more than 30 min­utes a day have 40% lower risk of de­vel­op­ing di­a­betes.

“Cy­cling helps boost brain power and keeps Alzheimer’s at bay. This also im­proves heart health and lessens the chances of de­vel­op­ing high blood pres­sure,” he said.

Dr Te­wari fur­ther said stud­ies have shown that women who cy­cle have 34% lesser chances of suf­fer­ing from breast can­cer.

The founder pres­i­dent of Pedal Ya­tri Ra­jesh Ku­mar Verma was also present.

HT PHOTO

A cy­cle rally or­gan­ised by Health Ini­tia­tive and Di­a­betic Ac­tion Foun­da­tion in Luc­know on Tues­day.

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