The benefits of cycling to work relate not only to the environment, but also to your health, and the only hindrance to employees is often the lack of secure facilities for their bikes. As an employer you can address this by first establishing how many of your employees are interesting in a bike commute, and then determining what facilities they would prefer. If it is all feasible, then do what is required and encourage your employees to become involved. As an employee, if your workplace has the facilities, you need to ask yourself why you are not making use of them.
The benefits to you include:
A Boost to Your Health
Depending on the length of your bike commute, and the pace at which you cycle, this can count towards your daily workout routine. Achieving your fitness goals helps you maintain your optimal weight, resulting in a reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. Remaining fit boosts your immune system, keeping you from falling ill.
A Boost to Your Mood
Being fit means you are healthy, and have far more energy, promoting an overall sense of well-being and happiness. Cycling can make you more aware of your surroundings, the community and the environment since you are closer to all of these elements and will notice any changes more readily than from behind the wheel of a car.
A Boost to Your Bank Balance
Each day that you cycle saves you on the cost of parking and gas, and with your car not being used that often, your repair and maintenance costs are positively impacted too.
A bike commute is a natural win-win situation; incredible benefits for you, and with a reduction in carbon emissions, you are also contributing positively to the environment. If you have never considered this as an option before, now is the time to do so.
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