According to Thy Dinh, Senior Research Associate of a Conference Board of Canada research project ,”There is an urgent need to support Canadians in adopting healthier lifestyles and create a national culture of wellness.” “Canadians are not any healthier than they were a decade ago,” quotes the Halifax Chronicle Herald.
Sounds to me like this is a perfect time to get pedal power into the mainstream of activity, in schools, fitness centres, hospitals, offices, correctional centres, malls, homes and a myriad of other places where power can be generated by pedalling a bike. The same article states, “The benefits of healthy active living include reductions in chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and cancer, as well as reduced likelihood of premature death. There are also many social, emotional and environmental benefits”.
Tidal power may supply Nova Scotia’s energy needs in the future, but pedal power generated energy will not only provide free electrical power, but it will get Canadians active and moving towards better health.