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Definition

Cycling can improve your physical health and general mood.

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How to Do It

It’s simple: buy a bike and ride it.

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Benefits

  • May improve mood and general mental health[1]
  • May improve physical fitness[2,3]
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Time Commitment

At least 20 minutes

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Why it works

  • Exercise of any kind, especially in nature, is good for your mental health due to increased blood flow to the brain and the release of mood boosting endorphins[1].
  • Cycling improves fitness by strengthening muscles involved in circulating blood and breathing[3]. 
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Suggested Frequency

At least 3 times a week

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Side Effects

Cycling is often more dangerous than driving[2]. To avoid traffic accidents, use dedicated cycle paths whenever you can.

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Required Equipment

Bicycle

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Category Health/Productivity/Focus:

Health, Mood

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Notes

  • Instead of driving or using public transport, try cycling whenever you can. This is not only good for your health, but it will help mitigate air pollution in your area.
  • Cycling through a natural environment (like a park) may have additional benefits for your mental health.

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