Cycling and the Science of Happiness

15
Feb
2016

Cycling Happy

I always talk about “Loving Life on and off the Bike”, but do you think it’s easier to be happy in all areas because of the fact that we ride bicycles?

I came across an article last week called The Science Behind Why Cycling Makes Us Happier, and it sparked me to relate this to our Loving the Bike tagline.  Yeah, some interesting and positive stuff….perfect for #MakeitHappen Monday.

You can read the article if you like, but it basically says that cycling helps make your overall life happier because:

  • It saves you from the stress of driving
  • Saves you money
  • It gives you energy
  • Riding a bike helps you sleep better
  • It improves your skin
  • It allows you to inhale less pollution
  • Cycling promotes brain health
  • It makes your heart stronger

Hey, you can’t mess with science right?  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…..I believe that all the world’s problems would be solved if everyone rode a bike.  Ride Your Bike.  Spread the Love for Cycling.  #MakeitHappen.

 

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