In the summer of 2013, the AMA voted in favour of recognizing obesity as a disease. That, as well as a range of other health problems caused by inactivity, are financial burdens on the healthcare system. Considering this, should governments be putting more money into cycling and cycling infrastructure? This article, which appeared in Momentum Magazine‘s Winter 2013 issue, is a brief analysis of how cycling is a form of preventative health care. The online version of the article can be found here.