Here we’ll look at some of the benefits of cycling to work and how it can help to unlock a new era of unparalleled productivity and take your career or your business to the next level.
Cycling makes you feel alert and engaged
When you take to the road on your bike, your awareness of other road users is even more acute than when you’re in your car. You can feel the wind in your face, you can see and hear your surroundings more acutely… And you’d much rather not get involved with a scrape with that Toyota Prius and wind up having to call a personal injury law firm. When you cycle to work you’ll arrive at your desk alert and engaged without the need to chug several cups of coffee to get started.
Cycling helps you to start each day in a great mood
Nobody wants to arrive at their desk fuming with frustration at the 4 mile tailbacks they encountered on the way to work. Not only can cycling often make for a far more pleasant travelling experience, the physical exertion of cycling also triggers your brain’s production of endorphins and serotonin (the body’s natural antidepressants) to ensure that you arrive at your desk with a smile on your face. You’ll also get a kick out of knowing that you’re doing your bit for the environment.
Cycling aids cognitive function and memory
Cycling doesn’t just give you a brighter and perkier disposition, it also helps to improve your performance at work. Cycling (just like any form of cardiovascular exercise), facilitates greater flow of blood to the brain, helping to ensure that your brain gets the nutrients and oxygen it needs to function optimally. Cycling to work every day can help sharpen your cognition, improve your memory and generally make you even better at what you do.
Cycling helps to reduce stress
Remember those naturally mood boosting chemicals that cycling brings out in your brain? They’re also great natural stress busters. Hit the road on your bike every day and you’ll find that your nerves for the big morning presentation melt away as you pump the pedals and that the stress of a working day has eased considerably by the time you’ve cycled home.
That’s great news for your physical and mental health.
It can also save you a fortune!
Finally, let’s not forget that cycling can be a far more cost effective mode of travel than driving or taking the bus. The upfront investment your bike and accessories represent pale in comparison to what you’d spend on gas, bus tickets or parking fees.
So, what are you waiting for? Get in your bike and start reaping the benefits!