Saturday, April 19, 2008

A lesson from Cuba

Photo from Dbell2006
The fall of the Soviet Union brought tough economic times to Cuba. Motorised transport ground to a halt and Cubans were forced to turn to their bicycles to get around. The effect on the health of the population was dramatic. Obesity was halved, diabetes fell by 51%, coronary artery disease was reduced by 35% and strokes fell by 20%. Australia's struggling health system could benefit hugely from a cycling revolution.

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