With the popularity of commuting by bike on the increase, the benefits are also becoming more and more attractive. Here we take a look at the positives behind making the switch from public transport to cycling.
If you have a grueling work schedule and barely get home before you need to grab some dinner and get to sleep, then cycling to and from work is an excellent way to stay in shape, and keep healthy, meaning you don’t have to worry about getting turfed out of the gym at 10pm – nor waking up at 5am to fit a work out in first thing.
With the price of public transport ever increasing – and in a lot of cases outweighing people’s wages – cycling to work is an extremely cost effective way to commute. By cycling to work, you can also avoid being crammed in the people wagon they refer to as the tube, and you can forget the cattle herding and having to wait for three trains to pass before you manage to squeeze on to a carriage in rush hour.
Fuel emissions are without a doubt at an all time high – despite efforts to bring in car-pooling and more frequent public transport, so by cycling to work, you’re doing your bit to help reduce pollution, as even if it’s just one less person on the road each day, it does help.
It’ll Make You Feel Happier
It’s known that exercise creates positive endorphins that will keep you on the cheerier side, but by keeping fit and toned you’ll also feel more confident. Another added benefit is also increasing the amount of time you’re outside. A lot of us lack Vitamin D due to spending most of our lives indoors either at work or in cars, buses, or trains so being outside for as long as possible will make you feel a lot healthier and happier.