5 Great Reasons To Get Out Of That Car And Onto A Bike

by deborah on March 20, 2014 · 24 comments

in Biking, Exercise, Fit & Fab, Living Green

5 Great Reasons To Get Out Of That Car And Onto A Bike

Now that the weather is warming up a bit, we love to rejoice and celebrate the rites

of spring!

One of my favorite “rites” is being able to enjoy riding my bike again.

Let’s face it, riding in bitter winter winds and brutally cold temperatures is simply not

my idea of fun.

Plus, biking is so much healthier than traveling to work in cars, buses and trains.

Do you commute every day?

If so, then you and I have something in common–along with millions of others.

Many people we know choose to drive to work, while others may take a train or bus.

However, few choose to cycle.

But cycling could be the best choice of all, and here are 5 great reasons why:

1) Boost Your Health

5 Great Reasons To Get Out Of That Car And Onto A Bike

Cycling to work is a fantastic way to help keep your body healthy

With many of us doing little more than sitting at a computer all day while at work, exercise

is becoming more and more important to living well.

It’s your body that keeps you going day in and day out, so it’s important to keep it in decent shape.

Cycling to work–or for any reason–is a fantastic way to help keep your body healthy.

I also love to bike to the local farmer’s market for light shopping trips or simply ride and enjoy

the sights of the city.

By cycling, you’ll also eliminate the need to spend so many hours in the gym before and after

work, saving you money and also time.

2) Save Money

Choosing to cycle to work is pretty much guaranteed to save you money, and who isn’t looking

to save money in these difficult times?

First, you don’t have to pay for a car in the first place.

Second, you don’t have to pay any tax for your car.

Third, you don’t have to pay for fuel and, well, you get the picture.

If you’re using any kind of public transportation other than your own two feet to get to work

each day, then you’ll almost certainly save money by traveling on a bicycle instead.

3) Clear Your Head

5 Great Reasons To Get Out Of That Car And Onto A Bike

Biking is a great way to refresh your mind and spend quality time with family.

People who exercise regularly know how good it can feel for the body, but we also know

how good it feels for the mind.

Exercise can help clear your mind, distracting you from your worries and concerns.

It’s also a known fact that cardiovascular exercise can help with mental health, reducing both

anxiety and depression.

It’s also a great way to spend quality time with your family.

4) Protect The Environment

Global warming scientists confirm that we could have a big problem on our hands if we don’t

start to take action right now, and the best place to start is with your carbon emissions.

One of the biggest sources of these emissions is car travel.

By using your car less,

you can directly contribute

to reduced carbon emissions.

Now that’s a powerful reason to get out of your car and bike more often!

5) Get There Faster

5 Great Reasons To Get Out Of That Car And Onto A Bike

Whether you use your bike of CitiBike, just grab a bike and ride!

Although cycling isn’t usually thought of as the fastest way to travel, it clearly beats walking.

However, on commutes where there’s a lot of traffic, cycling can also be quicker than travel by

bus or car if you don’t live too far away.

Even if it’s slower than your car journey, you’ll still get to work pretty quickly, and can enjoy

the many other benefits listed above by doing so.

So whether you use your bike or CitiBike, just grab a bike and ride!

Your mind and body will thank you and so will the environment.

Gotta go!

It’s time to hop on my pink bike (yes, it’s actually pink) and ride!

Do you ride a bicycle to work–to or shop or for exercise?

What do you like best about biking?

Share your thoughts and experiences with us.

 

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