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May is National Bike Month, but depending on where you live, you may not have realized it.
Not every city is fortunate enough to have the infrastructure for a strong cycling community, and many of them lack the leaders who care enough to prioritize such an infrastructure. Things have been changing in the past decade and a half, though. Since 2000, the share of people who bike to work has increased by 61 percent.
If that trend continues, city, county and state leaders will need to adapt. As they work to build a bike-friendly future, they should consider the same characteristics that NerdWallet used to compile its ranking of the Best Cities for Cyclists—biking population, safety, funding and infrastructure, particularly the miles of bicycle lanes, paths and routes per square mile.
The site considered the 52 largest cities in the U.S. for its ranking and used Census and Alliance for Biking & Walking for its methodology.
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- Nutrition experts say healthy eating is about making good choices most of the time.
- Treats like cookies can be eaten in moderation.
- Information like total calories, saturated fat, and added sugars can be used to compare which foods are relatively healthier.
- However, it's also important to savor and enjoy what you're eating so you don't feel deprived.
Yes, we know. Cookies aren't considered a "healthy" food by any stretch of the imagination.
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