Tens of millions of people commute to work every day. Many choose to drive to work, while others elect to take a bus or train. However, few people choose to cycle. Cycling may be the best choice though and here are five reasons why it’s good to get out of your car and onto a bike.
Health Benefits of Cycling
Cycling to work is a great way to help keep your body healthy and fit. By cycling, you also cut down on the hours you spend at the gym before and after work, saving you not only money, but also time. With so many people doing little more than sitting at a computer all day at work, exercise is becoming more and more important to living well. It’s your body that keeps you going day in and day out, so it’s important to keep it in good shape.
Cycling Saves You Money
You are pretty much guaranteed to save money if you cycle to work and, in these difficult times, who isn’t looking to save money. You will save on fuel and maintenance bills for your car by cutting down on the mileage driven and if you’re using any kind of public transport, then you’ll almost certainly save money by riding your bike instead.
Another benefit of cycling more instead of driving, is cutting down on carbon emissions. One of the biggest sources of these emissions is car travel. By using your car less you can directly contribute to reduced carbon emissions.
Even though cycling is not usually thought of as the fastest way to travel, it’s certainly faster than walking if you have limited time.. However, on commutes where there is a lot of traffic, cycling can be quicker than travel by bus or car if you don’t live too far away. Even if it’s slower than your car journey, you will still get to work quickly, and you can enjoy the many other benefits of cycling by doing so.
Clear Your Mind
Those who exercise regularly know how good it feels for your body but they also know it feels good for the mind, distracting you from your worries and concerns. Cardiovascular exercise can also help with mental health, reducing both anxiety and depression.
Cycling is a low-impact and healthy exercise and can be enjoyed by all the family, whether riding to work, the shops or just having a fun time with the family.