When you were a kid, do you remember how happy it was to ride your bicycle down the block during summer or after school? But as you grew older, you became busy with other things then you got employed, bought your own car and completely forgot how it felt like to ride a bike. Well, it is never too late to go back to cycling and perhaps pedal your way to work. Moreover, there are benefits to cycling which you might have heard but not completely given a serious thought.
You save on petrol.
If you want to be a practical spender, riding your bike to work even for several times a week can give you a lot of savings from your commuting expenses. First, it is free as opposed to taking a bus or driving your car. Second, you will not need to consume petrol unlike if you will go to work on your car. These are on top of feeling the air on your face and enjoying the sights, if you live in the countryside.
You do something good for the environment.
With one car out of the road for a day or several days, there will be lesser carbon emissions in the air. Imagine if most people will walk or pedal their way to work. The emission of these green gases will be reduced as well as the carbon footprints in the environment. Consequently, noise and air pollution will also be diminished.
You will be healthier.
Cycling is a great form of exercise without the hassle of going to the gym. By riding your bike for at least 30 minutes a day, you strengthen your endurance and keep your blood pumping. These are all good for your heart and well-being. With a healthy heart, you’ll live longer. Also, it is good for your mental health since it reduces stress and anxiety.
So, instead of keeping your bike in your garage, why not ride it to work soon and enjoy the benefits of cycling.