Does cycling make you happy?
A study in the US earlier this year found that cyclists are the happiest of all commuters. Well that’s probably no surprise I guess. The Over40Cyclist has found a study that says just 10 minutes of cycling every day will lift your mood and make you feel happier. It all makes sense really. Get outdoors, feel the wind in your hair and forget about work and family responsibilities. We all know exercise is good for us and increases the endorphins in our system helping us to feel better generally so it’s no wonder that getting out on your bike every day will do the same.
How often do you get out on your bike?
When asked why cycling is such a good thing, Adrian Bell of Transport for London says, “It’s quick, it’s cheap, it’s good for you, it’s pretty much free once you’ve got a bike. And it’s fun! Cycling also offers a sense of independence, of being able to get up and go wherever and whenever you want. That’s invaluable.”
And it’s bound to make you feel good!
There’s even a Danish Study that shows kids who bike or walk to school do better in class. I guess many of these studies are stating the obvious but it’s always good to see it written down in a scientific way to help prove what most of us have known for a long time.
Cycling makes you feel happy! And if you still don’t believe us, check out this blogpost here that shows why cyclists are definitely the happiest people on earth. It’s a fun read.