This is Bike-To-Work (and school) Week and we couldn’t be more excited about it. EcoBrite Services has work very hard to maintain products and techniques environmentally friendly and we highly encourage our staff and employees to live outside the office the same way: having a more Eco-friendly lifestyle.
In the modern world, driving is something that we cannot live without it and being able to travel, making road trips, discover new places far away, is something that most of the times, only driving is able to provide us.
But sometimes, we can get lazy and even distances as blocks away, make us to take the car out of the garage and go for a 1-3 minutes drive. It must be just the habit, or months of winter that made us to do that, be we encourage you to ride a bike or walk when possible.
Riding a bike or taking a walk can help your health and the environment.
Benefits of cycling
Once you’re in the habit of getting to work by bike, you’ll be better prepared for what comes next such as opting for your bike over your car to run a quick errand on the weekend or riding to the gym. Daily exercise has been found to increase energy and reduce fatigue. Even a single 30-minute bout of exercise can improve reaction time, memory, and creative thinking.
Regular cycling also helps you relax a little about what you eat and maintain your weight—sort of. An easy spin isn’t exactly a green light to grab two extra donuts, but riding a bike every day can help you loosen up on restricting your diet. In a studyconducted by researchers at the University of Bath, two groups of men massively overate—but only one group exercised daily. Despite consuming the same surplus amount of calories, after taking into account what was burned off with exercise, the group that worked out daily managed to offset the ill effects of overeating, like blood sugar spikes and unhealthy metabolic changes.
- Note down your motivation for cycling every day. Are you taking this challenge to better your health, save money, or reduce stress? Studies show you’re 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down.
- Go for your first bike ride. It doesn’t have to be a long one – start small and find your feet (or wheels).
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