Biking. You see people doing it everywhere, but don’t do it yourself. This needs to change because you’re missing out on tons of benefits with cycling! From helping you tuck away extra cash to being an excellent form of exercise, here are seven awesome reasons why you should get that unused bike out of the shed!
C for Cheaper Costs
Not only do most bikes cost considerably less than buying a car, but they are also much cheaper to run. You don’t need to think about petrol and hefty car repairs. Bike repairs are surprisingly cheap as the parts and maintenance cost less than that of an automobile. It also saves you prices of using public transport like buses and trains. Another way cycling saves you coin is not needing a gym membership. The exercise which biking provides you is amazingly beneficial and stops the need for those sessions at the gym. We talk about this later on.
Y for Younger Thinking
Riding a bike gets you exploring and discovering new places which takes you back to your childhood years. Getting around by car or public transport reduces you to the same old boring routes and makes you less likely to see your beautiful environment. Discover new walk paths, parks and streets which you never knew existed! Cycling also gives you a chance to spend time with your significant other. We all get stuck for things to do and ways to share time together, but taking up a sport like biking might just solve this. Take an evening bike ride together to strengthen your bond and to rekindle the romance. Cycling has also been proven to increase your sex drive, so big pluses all round!
C for Cheery Fun
You never know, if you start biking you might just get family members, friends and your partner involved too! The more people, the more fun. Cycling is very much a group sport which means you can enjoy the company of others and lose some weight at the same time. Just remember, if you get into a nasty bump, make a bicycle accident claim. A physical injury makes it harder for you to remain active and brings you down. Consider getting an electric bike for the time being.
L for Living Longer
We’re not just overstating this one. It’s been statistically proven that cyclists in the Netherlands live longer than other Dutch people who don’t ride a bike. Also, research has found out that for every hour you cycle, you live an hour extra too. Not only are you saving money, getting brilliant exercise and discovering new places, but you’re living longer too. If this isn’t an incentive to start riding, tell us what is!
I for Improved Wellbeing
Following on from the previous tip, cycling gets you sweating and your heart pumping – all in a good way! A short trip to the local shop, fifteen minutes there and back, is a fantastic cardiovascular activity. Your chances are getting ill are reduced significantly, 30 minutes a day, for a week, makes your immune system stronger. It also releases those feel-good neurotransmitters, endorphins! These are brilliant for your mental health and has been known to help people with stress and anxiety.
N for new interest
For those looking for a new hobby, cycling is the way to go! It doesn’t matter how old you are too, if you stay safe and be aware of your surroundings, you can reap so many enjoyments from biking. There are tons of Facebook pages which are devoted to cyclists such as, Cycling Hobby. Soon, you’ll become a pro bike rider and be able to take part in races. By joining in with annual and seasonal races, you’ll meet new people, get fit and raise money for charities.
G for Greener Environment
Cycling is great for Our environment and a more sustainable form of transport. Using a bike produces zero carbon pollution. Also, to manufacture a bike, it takes five percent of the energy and materials used to craft a car. Not only is this better for the environment, but the need for oil is reduced, which lowers the demand for the world’s sources. At least you can say that you’re cutting down your carbon footprints and helping to stop global warming! If you travel to work by car, you’re sure to have had your fair share of annoying traffic. Cycling cuts this problem down and makes it so there’s one less person on the road.