...as doctors urged to cycle like him
DOCTORS should cycle to work to set an example to their patients, their leaders said yesterday.
Surgery waiting rooms should also be kitted out with exercise machines so patients can get fit while they wait.
Family doctors are ‘uniquely placed’ to influence patients and help tackle Britain’s inactivity epidemic, according to the Royal College of GPs.
Yet GPs are extremely inactive themselves, with only four in ten meeting NHS exercise guidelines.
Public Health England last month launched a major exercise campaign, stressing that only 61 per cent of people hit the NHS target of 150 minutes of exercise a week.
And Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has set an example by cycling to work at his offices in central London.
Dr Andrew Boyd, the royal college’s ‘activity champion’, said too many doc-