It's no secret that getting out from behind the wheel of your car and riding a bike can benefit both you and the planet. For example, people who perform aerobic exercise a few times a week are at decreased risk of diabetes, heart disease and also tend to lose weight. Exercise can also reduce anxiety and depression. It's also good for your pocketbook as fuel prices are still pretty high and show no sign of significantly declining anytime soon. Like this infographic states, Americans alone spend 20 percent of their income on transportation.

How bikes can save us [Infographic]

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This infographic appears courtesy of Healthcare Management Degree. This story was originally written for TreeHugger. Copyright 2011.