3rd June is observed as ‘World Bicycle Day’ by the United Nations.
The bicycle has been in use for centuries now and is the epitome of human advancement and progress. It is, possibly, the most economical, feasible, and eco-friendly means of transportation. This day seeks to advance the use of the bicycle as a means of promoting health, preventing diseases, and encourage bicycling as a sustainable way of transport.
On World Bicycle Day, let us take a look at the advantages of bicycling.
Physical Health Benefits:
Bicycling keeps your body in great shape and condition. Pedalling boosts cardiovascular health, increases muscle strength, and promotes weight loss due to the burning of calories. All of this also improves the energy levels of a person, making him more active and enthusiastic.
Also, cycling tires you out and, thus, gives you a good night’s sleep.
Mental Health Benefits:
Bicycling is a simple, fun activity that reduces stress. Various studies have demonstrated a positive correlation between cycling and the release of hormones such as endorphins in the body that promote well being and happiness.
Also, the positive synergy between the bicycle and the user encourages creativity and social awareness. Further, studies have shown that bicycling boosts brainpower and cognitive capabilities in children.
The benefits that cycling has on the environment are manifold. In today’s world, where most cities are choked with pollution and temperatures are soaring, sustainable transportation is the need of the hour. There is no better and more sustainable means of transport than a bicycle.
Bicycling is the most economical way of moving from one place to another. Unlike other modes of transport, it does not burn a hole in your pocket.
What are you waiting for? This World Bicycle Day, take a pledge to pedal more!