Bike to save the world, and your health…

More and more these days I realize that what is good for our planet is good for our health. I think bikes are the most perfect example of this. Not only are they one of the most ingenious and beautiful machines ever made, they are also equalizers, bringing opportunities for transportation available to poor and rich alike. Most importantly if you hop on one on your way to work, for example tomorrow for DC’s “Bike to Work Day”, you are not only getting your work out done first thing, you are boosting your metabolism. Did you know that you are burning calories even after you stop exercising, leading to a fully guilt free day? Sounds like a good excuse for a latte, with an “I’ll take the whole milk”!

And who can beat the feeling of the momentum on the bike. You just can’t help but be mindfully aware of the wind blowing through your locks, au plein aire, lest you crash into a tree. The benefits of mindfulness are lasting too…in a resilience building sort of way. So if you haven’t tried it, why not start tomorrow.

Check out the pit stops tomorrow here. Be sure to register for a free T-shirt!

Intimidated by the other bikers on the road? Learn some ground rules here 

Want to gain further benefits from your ride by knowing you are saving the planet? here are 10 ways you are doing just that!

Love bikes as much as we do? Consider a “CAR-TERNATIVE” like this one! Traveling

in style…

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One thought on “Bike to save the world, and your health…

  1. Pingback: Green Health for a Green Planet: My favorite ways to go green through healthy living | Regina Zopf, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

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