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Every Day is Bike to Work Day for Imaging Specialist

Faces of Cedars-Sinai, Juan Castillo, bike to work

Today, Juan Castillo is the picture of health. But 4 years ago, the 39-year-old administrative specialist at the Imaging Center at Cedars-Sinai was having problems.

Back then, after not feeling well for weeks, he finally went to see his doctor. The culprit for his woes, it turned out, was high blood pressure and an extra 30 pounds.

Juan decided it was time to get more active. "I may as well go buy a bicycle," thought the South LA resident, who in his youth rode mountain bikes on the trails of San Gabriel Valley foothills.

Every day he chose a bus stop farther and farther away from his final stop in South LA.

Juan Castillo commutes by bike 30 miles round trip every day.