Most of us are focused on how much commuting costs US. It’s a very big part of most people’s budgets, especially if you drive a car. But most of us do not think about the fact that every time we commute – even if we WALK – our society pays a price too. Here’s a great little infographic that shows at a glance how much your commute costs society – and how much you can SAVE society by choosing to bike or walk!
Here are my Top 4 reasons to cycle more: To build lean muscle; to lose weight cycling; to improve mental health; and to improve physical health.
Road rage is inexplicable. As we see in news of appalling assaults, being in cars seems to cause people to act like evil psychopaths. WHAT is it about driving a car that brings out the worst side of human nature?
Here’s some research that proves that cycling does help to fight aging. Older cyclists were given a barrage of tests. Even the oldest test subjects had the balance, reflexes, metabolic health and memory ability of young adults – Clear evidence that cycling fights aging.
Here are my Top 4 reasons to make cycling more one of your New Years Resolutions – To build lean muscle; to lose weight cycling; to improve mental health; and to improve physical health.
The Top 10 reasons to be a bike commuter include losing weight, building lean muscle, getting fitter, reducing stress, and saving money.
Achievements after a Year and a Half as a Bike Commuter As I look back over the past year and a half as a cyclist and a bike commuter I have a few observations and reflections to pass along. First and foremost I am forever grateful to cycling for restoring my health, reducing my stress, […]
Cycling has enormous health benefits and has helped me to lose weight. It can be an expensive sport, especially in winter. But the benefits and cycling weight loss make it well worth the price! I have lost weight cycling, reduced my blood pressure, and got much fitter.
Update on my first 1,000 kilometers as a bike commuter. I am fitter and less stressed, but not losing weight yet. Still, I am very, very proud of myself for sticking with being a bike commuter!
I have finally achieved my dream of becoming a bike commuter! Here’s an account of what my first week of being a bike commuter was like – the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am so proud of myself!
Global TV is having a week-long Anti-Car Campaign. Far more people are killed by traffic accidents than by homicides. It turns out people don’t kill people – cars kill people. By focusing on the horrors of traffic fatalities, Global may be doing more to discourage car use than a year’s worth of preaching about the environment could accomplish.
The past nine months have seen an awful lot of oil get away, most notably the BP oil spill. And for the most part, we are still reeling and trying to figure out what happened. One thing for sure … it’s all part of relentlessly destroying our planet.
It seems that the more people cycle, the less likely they are to be fat. There is a clear connection between cycling and weight, as we can see if we look at international statistics.
The 10 Best Reasons to Commute by Bike: Become a bike commuter – burn 156,000 calories per year, and lose 45 pounds! Plus LOTS of other benefits too.
If you take up cycling, you WILL lose weight! This post provides a calculator to figure out how many calories you burn while you’re cycling, and shows that the more weight you lose, the faster you will go, the more calories you will burn, the more weight you will lose, the faster you will go …
Cyclists are often very kind to each other. The other day Maggie was biking home from work when she suddenly experienced a major problem with her bike. She phoned me to come and fetch her. She is a new bike commuter, and this has happened a couple of times. So as I drove off to find her, […]