How was your commute this morning? Just wondering, because this week is Bike Week – the time of year dedicated to discovering and celebrating the benefits of cycling.
What’s cycling got to do with your career? Well, you may well ask.
Cycling can result in:
Half as many sick days – studies have found cycling 5 times a week for over 30 minutes lowered absenteeism
Getting fit + getting to work in one – cycling fits exercise into your daily routine because it doubles as transport. Plus, do it fast enough and you could burn around 500 calories!
More money in your pocket – commuting by bike saves paying to stand sardine-esque on the train or tube; not to mention those pesky parking fees. If you can find a space, that is…
Getting to work + meetings quicker – Commute by bike in the UK’s major cities and you’ll get there in half the time of cars, research by Citroen reveals
Thinking better – A 5% improvement in cardio-respiratory fitness from cycling has been found to lead to an improvement of up to 15 % in mental tests
Find out more about the benefits of getting on your bike at British Cycling.
As former CBI Director General Sir Digby Jones said:
“Cycling to work is an important issue for business – the more who do it, the more our communities will support it. Healthy and green, cycling is worthy of the support of every business in the land.”
So, if you can cycle to work why not get on your bike!?
We’d love to hear your ideas and comments around cycling and commuting and how they impact your work life and wellbeing!
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