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Bike-to-School Day and Helmet Safety Go Head to Head

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Kaiser Permanente kicks off a national effort to raise awareness around bicycle and helmet safety

As we roll into May, it’s a great time to dust off those bicycles in your garage, give them a quick tune-up and turn your usual commute to school into something fun and healthy for the whole family.

Just make sure to wear a bicycle helmet!

Bike-to-School Day is being celebrated this year on Wednesday, May 4. It also helps to usher in National Bike Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. With spring weather at its peak in many regions, it’s a great time to build in some extra physical activity outdoors and honor the venerable bicycle as your vehicle of choice.

Kaiser Permanente is taking the opportunity this month to kick off a national effort to raise awareness around bicycle and helmet safety. We want to remind everyone that health and safety go hand-in-hand. Being physically active is good for health. And bicycling – to school, to work and even around town – is a fun and invigorating way to build more physical activity into your routine.

ThinkstockPhotos-460416329But always, ALWAYS – when you hop on that bicycle (or slip on some rollerblades or step onto that skateboard), make sure that you are ensuring your safety and your health. Wear your helmet.

And helmets aren’t just for the kids! Helmet safety is important for us all to observe. As this article and video highlight, wearing a helmet can make a difference between life and death. We want you to thrive. Wear a helmet.

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