Economics and climate change are just two of the many reasons to start riding a bike.
Whether you choose to increase your fitness, health, or savings, riding a bicycle can be one of the best decision you ever make.
Choosing to commute to work through ecofriendly options improves your overall health. Riding a bike will strengthen your immune system and better prepare your body to fight infections. Moreover, it is an excellent way to combat obesity and relieve stress as it promotes the segregation of hormones that make you feel joyful.
Riding your bicycle not only benefits your health, it is also an excellent way to take care of your finances. Every time you choose your bike, it will boost your bank balance by helping you save money on gas or bus tickets. Furthermore, bikes cost less to maintain and operate than vehicles.
Deciding on a two-wheel vehicle will help save the planet as it slows down global warming. Bicycles produces zero pollution and has a tiny manufacturing footprint compared to cars. Parking lots, as well, present important environmental and financial impacts on urban areas. Having more bikes in the city may reduce the construction of parking spaces.
Lastly, your boss will love you. Studies have shown that bicycle commuters are more productive and require less pauses during work. Finally, let’s not forget how incredibly fun is to ride a bike.
LatinAmerican Post | Laura Iguavita
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