We all know how good it is to move at least half an hour a day. If you live within 10 km of your work, there’s really no excuse to not cycle. As well as being good for the environment, it also offers a lot of health benefits. Read why in this blog.
1. Improve your physical health
Cycling to work benefits your physical health in many ways. Regular cycling improves your lung capacity and heart function, which can prevent cardiovascular problems later in life. Cycling can also burn a huge number of calories and strengthen your glutes and leg muscles. The more you cycle, the more energetic and powerful you will feel. This gives a boost to your self-confidence when you arrive at the office.
2. Cycling gives your mental health a boost
Cycling can not only improve your physical health, but it can also develop your mental capacities. Studies show that regular exercise has a positive influence on brain function. In addition, cycling daily can also increase the feeling of happiness and help reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. It’s a great way to feel motivated and cheerful and to get fit for your working day. Cycling helps you to think clearer and be better focused.
3. Save money
Cycling to work saves a lot of money. You don’t have to take the car anymore and that not only saves on maintenance, but also on petrol and parking costs. You also no longer have to spend money to go by bus or tram, train and/or metro. Just think of what you can save in a year. In short, you have more money left over to do other fun things.
4. Cycling creates a better environment
We know that cars and mass transport cause a lot of damage to our environment and also cause air pollution. Why contribute to pollution when you can just go to work by bike? Cycling and walking are modes of transport that do not harm the environment.
5. Avoid heavy traffic and traffic jams
One of the nicest advantages of cycling is that you can avoid busy traffic to work and back. This gives a nice and relaxed feeling. With cars and busses, you can unexpectedly get stuck, which often makes it take longer. You also risk arriving at work too late and at that important appointment. Cycling saves you a lot of annoyance!