The Most Important Health Benefits of Biking to Work


Corey DoaneContent Marketing Specialist

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

With the weather warming up and some of us gearing up to head back into the office, you may be looking for a way to refresh your morning commute. Learning the rules of the road is the perfect way to get back into the swing of commuting to work.

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The Most Important Health Benefits of Biking to Work

Whether you’ve been cycling for years or you’re a beginner, cycling has a ton of benefits no matter your experience level. Here are just a few of the many benefits of biking to work.

Decreases stress levels

Studies have shown that cycling can help improve your mental health and decrease symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. Starting your day biking to work can help get those endorphins going to put you in a great mood before entering the office. On the flip side, biking home from work can also be beneficial as it allows you to release stress and clear your mind so you’re not bringing work-related stress home with you.

Increases your endurance

Biking for just 30 minutes everyday can help strengthen your cardiovascular endurance which can boost your overall stamina—on and off the bike. Instead of multiple cups of coffee throughout the day, biking to work can help increase your energy so you’re able to better perform work-related tasks throughout the day.

It’s enironmentally friendly

Biking to work can get you from point A to point B in an eco-friendly way. The Department of General Services says that biking to work can cut down on household emissions by at least 6%, so it’s not only good for your health, but the for the health of the environment, too. If you’re looking for an easy way to start reducing your carbon footprint, biking to work is a good place to start.

3 tips for your bike commute

1. Follow the rules of the road

Make sure to stay safe by obeying all road signs, always ride with traffic and keep a close eye on moving and parked vehicles.

2. Learn and use hand signals

Make sure to learn common cycling hand signals so you’re able to alert cars and other cyclists when you’re turning or slowing down.

3. Prioritize safety

Safety always comes first, so make sure you wear a helmet and comfortable workout clothes instead of work attire, and get a reliable lock for your bike to keep it safe while you’re in the office.

For more benefits of cycling as well as tips for a safe commute to work, check out the animated infographic below.

Seven benefits of cycling to work

Corey Doane

Corey Doane is a Content Marketing Specialist at Siege Media and has a B.S. in Public Relations. She has a passion for writing and loves creating content that covers business and lifestyle topics. When she isn’t working, you can find her sipping on an iced coffee and spending time with her family.


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