Health Prescription: Ride a Bike. Better Yet, Ride with Thousands!

September 5, 2014 8:35 PM

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Health Prescription: Ride a Bike. Better Yet, Ride with Thousands!

Obesity is a major and growing problem worldwide, with the United States being bumped by Mexico out of the dubious position of fattest nation in the Western Hemisphere but the Mideast, South Africa and Britain are closing in. The costs to individuals and society are well known and well documented--from high rates of diabetes to shorter, less rewarding lives.

PAHO (the Pan American Health Organization) is the western hemisphere branch of the World Health Organization. PAHO is considering a set of recommendations to guide the actions of member countries' Health Ministries on combatting obesity. Donuts and sodas (alright, "nutrient poor and energy dense" f...

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