Unless you have been living in a cave all your life, you will be well aware of the old maxim that “exercise is good for you”.

Indeed, if you have been living in a cave all your life, you should go out cycling and get some exercise!

As the Express Solicitors – On Yer Bike! – creative shows, cycling for 30 minutes can burn 830 calories as opposed to driving, during which you will burn only 136 calories. Here’s a look at some of the other benefits of cycling over driving:

Get happy!

It has been proven in numerous studies over the years that the rigorous exercise that cycling necessitates can lift the mood of even the most surly of cyclists. This is because any “mild-to-moderate” exertion floods the brain with endorphins to help you counteract the perils of stress to make you happier! Such is the medical community’s ever growing faith in this model as an anti-depression. Approximately four times the amount of GPs are prescribing exercise as treatment for malaise or ennui compared to in 2010.

If you feel tired, get on your bike!

It may be entirely counter-intuitive to go cycling after a particular tiresome day, but trust us – it is the best thing you can do! A plethora of research undertaken over a 60-year period between 1945 and 2005 has corroborated this claim. It illustrates a direct correlation between exercise and the lowering of fatigue levels. 

Cycling allows for quality “couple time”

More and more couples are going on riding dates on a weekly basis merely to relax and enjoy each other’s company. The endorphins released during exercise will increase that warm feeling you have for each other. It strengthens your relationship beyond petty annoyances like the fact that he steadfastly refuses to replace the cap on the toothpaste tube.

About The Author

I am the Sport Editor of MouthLondon, and at the moment I am studying an MA in Publishing at UCL. My interests include reading, all kinds of films, The Smiths, Coldplay and the unpredictability of diminishing ink.

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