‘Cycling helps keep diabetes away’
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.
A cycle rally organised by Health Initiative and Diabetic Action Foundation in Lucknow on Tuesday.