Life can be tough and stress inevitable.
We live in a fast-paced world where current events, work, family, and everything else under the sun adds layers of stress to our lives. Sometimes it can even feel like too much. However, there are ways to counter this so-called “silent killer.”
A quick google search or discussion with a cyclist can quickly confirm that riding your bike is one of the best ways to reduce daily stress levels. The combination of fresh air, aerobic exercise, sunshine, and simply focusing on a singular task helps bring balance to our lives.
Getting outside and enjoying nature or the city-scape is a proven way to increase our psychological well-being. Bikes are the perfect vehicle to get out and explore while basking in some Vitamin-D filled sun rays. On top of this, getting the blood flowing through our bodies and brains reduces daily stress levels and increases endorphins from exercise. Studies show that riders who utilize eBikes actually get more exercise than traditional bike users. In short, eBike riders spend more time in the saddle. That increased time in the saddle translates to more fresh air and sun rays, easing our minds from daily stresses!
Want to learn more about how eBiking can improve physical health? Read our blog about that here.
Too busy to ride – try commuting!
I can easily say that one of the biggest stress inducing activities in my life around Denver is sitting in traffic. Hands down. Perhaps the easiest way to decrease stress for many folks is to incorporate riding into your daily life by ditching the car and riding a bike to work. Personally, it takes me about 45 minutes to an hour to reach GoodTurn by car from my house. On an eBike, I make the ride in about 1 hour and five minutes. That small extra bit of time is well worth taking knowing that I arrive to work in a better mood, looking forward to the day instead of cursing the people who almost blindly merged into me on I-25.
Many studies have been conducted supporting a better morning mood affects the entire rest of one’s day. If you’re looking for more tips on how to make your commute a more fun, eco-friendly, and stress free, check out our other blog on Commuting by eBikes.
Make mental, and physical, health a priority. Ride!
Of course, riding to work every day on a bike or an eBike is not possible or practical for everyone. That is understandable. However, I believe it is important for all of us to take time out of our busy schedules for a little “me” time. Perhaps that is at the end of a long couple days of work, a brief moment while the kids are at a practice or just a quick rip around the block before dinner. It doesn’t have to be much, but taking care of ourselves and one’s mental health is an imperative action we all must prioritize….and we might as well have fun doing it! So, hop on that eBike and go eat up some miles and create smiles!
Looking for a great entry level eBike to get riding?
Check out the one that Outside Magazine said provided “a joyful experience, and one that I worry will ruin road biking for me.”