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Veterans Transportation Program (VTP) – Health Benefits

Veterans Transportation Program (VTP)

VA’s Veterans Transportation Program (VTP) offers Veterans many travel solutions to and from their VA health care facilities. This program offers these services at little or no costs to eligible Veterans through the following services:

  • Beneficiary Travel (BT)
  • Veterans Transportation Service (VTS)
  • Highly Rural Transportation Grants (HRTG)

Veterans Transportation Service

The Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) provides safe and reliable transportation to Veterans who require assistance traveling to and from VA health care facilities and authorized non-VA health care appointments. VTS also partners with service providers in local communities to serve Veterans’ transportation needs. Partners include:

Learn more about the VTS program.

Find a VTS location near you.

Beneficiary Travel

The Beneficiary Travel (BT) program reimburses eligible Veterans for costs incurred while traveling to and from VA health care facilities. The BT program may also provide pre-approved transportation solutions and arrange special mode transportation (SMT) at the

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60 Benefits of Bike Commuting & Recreational Bicycling


 



 



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There are many, many good reasons for bicycle commuting, recreational
bicycling and creating a strong bike culture in general.  Hopefully a
couple with resonate with everyone and motivate more bicycling.


  1. On-going use of a bicycle has virtually NO carbon footprint.
  2. You will be a leader in your community.
  3. Bicycles increase mobility for those who don’t have access to motor transport.
  4. Bikes increase mobility for those who don’t qualify to drive a car.
  5. Bicycles increase mobility for those who can’t afford motor transport.
  6. Bikes increase mobility for
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How to Do a Bicycle Crunch: Techniques, Benefits, Variations

The bicycle crunch is the best ab exercises you can do, reaching not only the usual abs but also the deep abs and the obliques. If you want to work your core, this air bicycle maneuver is a great choice. It’s a no-equipment, beginner’s level exercise you can do anywhere. Use it as part of your core strengthening workout or add it to a full body workout.

Benefits

The bicycle crunch is excellent for activating the rectus abdominis, your upper abdominal muscle, and it is second only to the captain’s chair for activating the obliques—your side abdominal muscles. Because you are raising your legs, you also engage the transverse abdominis, which is the deep ab muscle that is hard to target. Besides working your abs, you will also be toning your thighs as both your hamstrings and quads will be involved with bicycling.

A strong core will help

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