NorthShore’s online source for timely health and wellness news, inspiring patient stories and tips to lead a healthy life.
Spring is finally here in Chicago - and hopefully it is here to stay. With these warmer temperatures, it is a great time to dust off the bike for a ride. Whether it's part of your daily commute to work or simply your preferred mode of transportation for weekend errands, cycling is a great alternative to driving. When done safely, it's an easy way to include a little extra exercise each day and also do your part to help protect the environment.
The health benefits of biking are many, from boosting your immune system to lowering your risk of heart disease, but it's important to wear proper safety gear and always follow the rules of the road. Our latest NorthShore infographic covers the basics of two-wheel travel: health benefits, bike safety statistics and more. Click on the image below to view the full infographic.