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Benefits and reasons to cycle to work

Let´s be honest, we all love to go to a park or mountain for a good and long ride but sometimes with current tight schedules, family obligations and laziness, it is just impossible! So why not cycle to work and get advantage of the benefits that it can bring to you. What benefits? Well, keep reading!

Improve your mood: Biking to work makes you happier. Biking to work allows you integrate that simple feeling of exhilaration into your daily grind. Observe your surroundings, listen to the birds and wave at passing cyclists as you ride. Furthermore, exercising outdoors – both in urban and rural contexts – has been proven to boost self-confidence and improve overall mood.

It is good for economy: Cyclists are better for the local and national economy than motorists. Cyclists are more likely to stop and shop, benefiting local retailers.

You get healthier: Cycling improves cardio-vascular and aerobic fitness, lowers blood pressure, boosts energy, builds muscle, and improves coordination. Daily exercise can reduce stress, alleviate symptoms of depression, improve sleep patterns for individuals with insomnia, and reduce anxiety.

It is convenient: What’s more inconvenient than spending 10 minutes looking for parking every morning or getting stuck in an unexpected roadblock on the way? When you bike to work, finding parking is as easy as spotting the nearest pole, locking up, and walking away. Cyclists don’t get stuck in traffic jams and aren’t susceptible to the usual transit delays of driving or public transportation, making bike commuting as fast or faster than driving for most urban commutes.

Reduce your carbon footprint: If you care about this world, biking helps to reduce the emissions of CO2 improving our global envyronment. Getting out of the car and cycling contributes to cleaner, healthier air. By cycling, you are helping to reduce the harmful and deadly emissions, effectively saving lives and making the world a healthier place to live.

Saves money: While there may be some expenses involved in cycling to work, the cost of maintaining a bike is far lower than the equivalent costs of running a car. Swap to cycling and you’ll save money every time you commute.

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