Riding a bike to work is a great way to help the planet. When I think of air pollution, my mind drifts to the smog-filled, traffic-caused pollution of New York City. Biking to work is one of many ways that can decrease that pollution, but it also has personal health benefits as well.
Whether you want to be stronger or thinner, biking to work can help you with both. People who perform aerobic exercise a few times a week are at decreased risk of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Exercise also helps people lose weight.
30 minutes of exercise three to five times a week significantly reduces anxiety and depression.
Cyclists absorb fewer air pollutants than drivers. Even if the air in your city isn’t that fresh, biking is still better than driving.
Bicycling improves the rider’s balance and coordination. .
5. Time to Relax
If you bike to work, you won’t have to go to the gym to get your exercise. You’ll save yourself time by killing two birds with one stone. Using that extra time to relax can boost your immune system.