With Bike to Work Week quickly approaching, here are some motivators to get you out of your vehicle and onto your bicycle! There are so many benefits to biking to work, but here are five main reasons how biking to work will improve your overall well-being.
- Your health
It’s not news that staying physically fit is essential for a healthy lifestyle. What better way to do this than by biking to work? It is not just your physical health that is improved by exercise, either. Exercising has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and to improve overall mental health.
- Save money
Not only are you saving money by not paying for an exercise class, but also you are cutting your costs of gas. With the cost of fuel perpetually rising, biking to work is clearly an economical choice.
- Cut down on greenhouse gases
Using less gas isn’t just beneficial for you in a financial sense—you’re doing the planet a favour. Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by not driving your vehicle to work brings us one step closing to inhibiting the development of climate change.
- Enjoy the fresh air
Let the planet do you a favour, too, by getting outside and taking advantage of the fresh air. If you’re headed to the office to spend all day indoors, what better way to start and end your day than an outdoor bike ride?
- Boost productivity
A breath of fresh air, along with exercise, first thing in the morning has been shown to increase productivity throughout the day. Get your endorphins flowing and get to work—hop on your bicycle!
Save the planet, save your health, save money… Really, there’s not much to lose! Join us in participating in Bike to Work Week this week. Look out for the Celebration Station in the parking lot of our Powell River (Joyce Avenue) Branch, offering free coffee and bike checks every morning of the week, and come enjoy free pancakes on Friday morning at the Joyce Branch from 7:30-8:45am! Check out our Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1216678151706425/