New starts and a new beginning can always feel a bit daunting. Our days are full of activities which we are doing regularly. If you would like to change your daily routine try to change the way how you are moving between destinations. Bicycle rides are a great way to clear your head, stay healthy and overall becoming a stronger person physically and mentally. Here are some of the benefits you will gain.
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A bit from statistics and science: 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. It’s not rocket science. Bike rides are a great way of staying in shape and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It shouldn’t have to be hard, you can adjust riding speed and load to fit your needs and capabilities. Commuting by car has been linked to weight gain and obesity, even in drivers who make time for exercise.
This is the best way to start your day. Mornings can be a bit dizzy and if last night you went to bed late, you can feel unsatisfied in the mornings. Riding a bike on a chilly morning is the best way to wake up and clear your head for the day activities. When you drive through the park wind and bird songs will set your mind in the right way.
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All of us once in while have a crazy day at work or things aren’t just happening as we wish. Humans are built to have some alone time to gather thoughts. Have these 30 mins a day when you are riding your bike back home - it will help you to relax, tons of fresh air and if this evening is blessed with a sunset, then even better.
If you decide to cycle to work, you’ve got a great excuse to add a couple of guilt-free snacks to your day. Since a half-hour ride to work should be burning between 200 and 500 calories, you’ve got a license to enjoy a smug second breakfast at your desk. If you’re serious about burning fat, you could do your morning ride fasted (sans breakfast) – but that’s mainly a habit reserved for the most dedicated of nutters.
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Starting Off Small
People tend to do things in “cold turkey”, this can lead to failure. Habit-building works best when you start with very small changes, only make one at a time, each one should be small and measurable. Start by riding to your weekly soccer game. After a while, you will see a benefit on not sitting in a stifling car and being annoyed to traffic jam.
Short journeys contribute massively to global pollution levels and often involve a fair amount of stationary staring at the bumper in front. Get on the bike, put your Commuter backpack on and you’ll save on petrol or cash on public transport, as well as time.
Challenge yourself and try this for 30 days. Do you know how it goes? 30 days will eventually go by, make them the most exciting ones.