It's official: Cycling to work will help you lose weight as effectively as going to the gym

Plus it's cheaper and more fun too

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In news that will come as no surprise to cyclists around the world, academics have found that cycling to work is as effective a method for losing weight as regular trips to the gym.

The research, which was carried out at the University of Copenhagen and published in the International Journal of Obesity, looked at the effect of cycling to work and hitting the gym for weight loss among overweight people.

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