According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 30 to 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity is recommended daily. Health benefits include chronic disease prevention, decreased blood pressure and obesity, and positive effects on mental health and social benefits.

The Ashland Optimist Club will host a Safety on Wheels program on Saturday, May 18 from Noon-2 p.m. at the east parking lot of the Ashland Optimist Pool.

There are three levels of cycling, indoor cycling, recreational cycling and the most effective and likely to lead to increased population health is utilitarian cycling. Cycling to get to where you need to go.

Children, by commuting to school on bike or on foot, increase daily activity totals and get a jump-start on developing healthy habits they can take into the future.

Several recent studies cited by the U.S. Department of Health have reported significantly higher cardiovascular fitness among young people who cycle to school, including non-travel physical activity.

Anyone is welcome to come and join the Optimist Club event on Saturday. There is no registration required.

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By Carson Blake