We all know that getting around by bicycle instead of car would benefit us and the planet. But still few of us are willing to change our habits: we would rather waste half an hour in the car, stuck in traffic than take the bike (yes, I know you have an unused one hidden in the basement too!). Continue to read to find out 5 good reasons to start cycling today!

1. Cycling helps the cardiovascular system

Cycling is an aerobic activity, which means that as you cycle observing your city (noticing details you’d never notice if you had taken the car) you are also training your heart and lungs. It is one of the forms of exercise recommended by the NHS to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

Cycling helps the cardiovascular system
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2. Cycling improves mood

Exercising generates the production of endorphins, which improve mood and reduce depression and anxiety.

Cycling improves mood
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3. Cycling saves money (and time!)

Cycling to work is free, plus cycling saves you traffic and finding a parking space.

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4. Cycling helps you lose weight

One hour of cycling is equivalent to 500 calories burned. Combining a daily cycle ride with a healthy diet will help you keep your weight under control and lose those extra kilos.

5. Cycling reduces carbon footprint by 84 per cent

A study shows that those who cycle daily generate 84% less CO2 emissions than those who do not.

benefits of cycling

In conclusion, it has been proven that cycling is beneficial for the environment, for our health, for our pocket, for our performance and even for our brain!

What are you waiting for? I want to see you dust off your bike and start using it, starting today! Which one of these reasons to start cycling convinced you the most?