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The Corporate Wellness Bible by Kate Cook

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37. Get on yer bike

It’s difficult to injure yourself cycling because it’s such a low-impact form of exercise, plus it’s a great way to tone your legs and the nicest way to see the countryside.

Cycling will also strengthen your heart, lower your blood pressure, boost your energy, burn off extra fat and reduce stress. So, what are you waiting for? Get on yer bike!

Stretch it out

Some cyclists, particularly those of you who hop on your bikes and cycle to work, rarely bother to warm up. If this is you, you might want to take a long hard look at your flexibility and posture. The main thigh muscle (the rectus femoris) has a high chance of being damaged unless you stretch it out properly. Another thing to watch out for is tight hamstrings and pulled ...

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