Doctors and patients all over the world are searching for a natural alternative to drugs. Exercise has long been known to have many curative effects, and a new program in Wales is putting that theory to the test. Their hope is to significantly reduce medical costs, while also avoiding dangerous side effects.
For the program, Doctors in the Welsh capital of Cardiff plan to give participants a six month membership to a bike rental service. Patients will have unlimited access to the bikes for 30 minute intervals. If they're successful, they hope to expand the program to other cities.
This initiative is similarly modeled after Boston's "Prescribe-A-Bike" (2014). It combines both healthcare and community welfare by allowing doctors to "prescribe" bikes to low-income patients in an effort to improve health and accessibility of services. They received an annual bike membership for only $5 a year.
The American College of Sports Medicine's "Exercise is Medicine" initiative encourages physicians to include evidence-based physical activity as a part of their treatment plans. This will help reduce some of the side-effects that come with certain drug treatments- including dependence. United States drug overdose deaths have tripled since 1990, which highlights the scope and urgency of the addiction crisis in America.
Regular exercise has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, strengthen muscles and bones, and can even help ease the symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders. Healthcare professionals all over the world are implementing evidence-based physical activity in their treatment plans, and the health benefits speak for themselves.
Start Biking Today
Living a more active life is a long-term process that takes hard work and dedication. It's much more difficult than taking medication- but it may benefit you in the long run. Biking is an excellent way to get fit, reduce health risks, and feel better. Talk to your doctor today to see how biking can become a part of your treatment plan.
Climate change has been an issue of global concern for a long time now, with governments and experts holding conventions and deliberations on ways to reduce carbon emissions, the main cause of climate change. This need to reduce carbon emissions has seen the world shift to cleaner energy sources, which has paved the way for the invention of electric transport such as electric cars. But while cleaner automobiles and trains will play a part in reducing carbon emissions and mitigating climate change, they are just a small part of what needs to be done.
For many years, many economies of the world have been dependent on fossil fuels as their primary source of energy. This heavy reliance on fossil fuels has had a toll on the environment. We have observed drastic changes in climatic patterns resulting from global warming, due to high levels of carbon emissions from engines running on fossil fuels. This has led to the adoption of electricity as a more environmentally friendly alternative source of energy.
We have had a boom in the number of people using E-bikes in the recent past. What makes these bikes unique is the fact that they run on an electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries.
With this influx of E-bikes, the main question is whether or not these lithium-ion batteries can sustainably meet our energy needs.