Keep Cycling To Keep Your Mental Balance

March 19, 2018

 

'Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep balance, you must keep moving'  - wise words from Albert Einstein. But what if the secret to maintaining your life balance is intrinsically linked to exercise, more specifically to cycling in order to get a boost up the wellness wall? The statistics speak for themselves, a major study conducted by the British Medical Journal uncovered that cycling to work was associated with a 41% lower risk of dying overall compared to driving or using public transport. Commuting by bicycle is most popular in Denmark, a country frequently positioned at the top of the United Nations World Happiness Report, where over a third of the population regularly cycle to work. In addition, in a Dutch study by the University of Utrecht, commuters swapping from a car to a bicycle to get to work gained an increase in life expectancy of between three to fourteen months. 

 

Cycling for Health

Cycling is an easy way to weave exercise into our daily lives, relinquishing us from the fast pace of the workplace. It is economical compared to the price of running a car and is a fantastic form of exercise, known to improve cardiovascular fitness, increase muscle strength, improve circulation and reduce body fat. It enables our bodies to be better equipped physically and mentally to be more resilient to the everyday pressures of life. With the bombardment of the achievements of others constantly highlighted to us on social media, it is becoming ever trickier to maintain a positive outlook on ourselves and on our own lives.  It is important to note then that modern spi