Why should Employers Promote Cycling at Work?
Young, enthusiastic, successful, city-bred individuals are ditching their cars and cycling to work. You could think of it as an initiative to save the planet or a new health fad, but there is no denying the fact that it signifies a significant shift towards a conscious lifestyle. As an employer of a corporate company, you must encourage your employees for cycling to make them fit and productive.
Personal fitness and Carbon footprinting seem to be the catchphrase of the present era. Everyone’s trying hard to become fit and healthy as well as contribute towards a greener planet. The result? People are willingly ditching their air-conditioned cars and cycling to work, movie theatres, coffee shops, and client meetings, too.
Armed with reflectors, sippers, protective cycling gear, and gloves, these enthusiasts seem ready to defy all odds to get to work on their cycles. For them, cycling is a lifestyle choice, a healthy and green choice.
Thinking about joining the cycling family? Here are a few reasons as to why you as an employer need to promote cycling in the workplace.
1. Cycling Improves Mental Well-Being
According to a study, people who follow a physically active lifestyle have a 32 % higher well-being score compared to inactive individuals. Physical exercise comes in various forms like walking, playing outdoor games, cycling, etc. These days a lot of individuals are considering cycling to work as it combines physical exercise, with being outdoors exploring the surrounding.
Cycling can boost your mental well-being in various ways; there’s the crucial release of endorphins and adrenalin and the improved confidence that comes from achieving the goals of a fit lifestyle.
2. Cycling Promotes Weight Loss
There’s a simple equation when we talk about weight loss, ‘calories out must exceed calories in.’ Therefore, you must burn more calories than you consume for losing weight. Cycling is a good exercise, and it helps in burning calories. An hour of cycling burns between 400 to 1000 calories
depending on your weight and intensity of pedaling.
3. Cut your Risk of Developing Diseases
Cycling increases your heart rate and gets blood pumping throughout the body, burning calories, and reducing your chances of being overweight. As a result, it’s highly recommended by health experts as a great way to cut your risk of developing illnesses such as cancer and heart ailments.
4. A Step towards a Healthy Lifestyle
As we all know, a sedentary lifestyle is the root cause of many diseases like cardiovascular ailments, obesity, diabetes, premature death, etc. So, cycling every day helps add some active minutes to your lifestyle, helping you remain fit and active.
Apart from giving you tons of health benefits, cycling is a great way to reduce pressure from your pockets too, as it is economical to buy with low maintenance costs.
6. Saves Time
Imagine being stuck in traffic on your way in and out of the office every day. It’s not a pleasant journey for anyone. Cycling to work will help you save that time. Get on your bike, zig-zag through the traffic, and beat everyone to it. And, with all the protective gear available in the market, you don’t have to compromise on safety, too.
7. Protects the mother earth
Fossil fuel emissions are a prominent contributor to climate change, so you can play your part in saving the planet by going for these eco-friendly substitutes to cars and bikes; whenever possible. It will be a big step towards keeping both you and your environment fit.
8. Enhances Cognitive Abilities
Exercising promotes brain health, so incorporating cycling in your everyday routine will add activity to your routine, enhancing your cognitive abilities, boosting your productivity, and consequently making you more efficient at work.
9. Connect with like-minded People
Create a community with like-minded people and inspire them to shift to this healthy alternative. The Wellness Corner, by Truworth Wellness, lets users connect and form a community by various measures like creating challenges, events, etc. You can also share your bicycling experience and track your everyday activity through this app, making cycling fun and
healthy for you.
Our mission is to make your workforce fit and healthy. To know more about how we can contribute to the process, you can contact us.