Our Tidbit of the Month: Outdoor Therapy
Here at Cycle and Style … we encourage you or you and a friend, or a group of friends to get outside on those bikes!! You don’t have to be a hard core athlete to get the benefits of “Green Exercise.” Just mount that road bike and hit the pavement; get that mountain bike out on the trails or hop on that cruiser bike and cruise the neighborhood. It’s all good … “Green Exercise”!!
Research from England’s University of Essex finds that just 5 minutes of “Green Exercise”, i.e. outdoor exercise such as CYCLING, gardening and fishing can boost mood and self-esteem. Being outside in nature and enjoying green spaces improves psychological health by reducing stress levels, enhancing mood and self-esteem … this enables people to relax, unwind and recharge their batteries.
Heaven knows we all need just 5 minutes away for our own mood boost. Leave the gym or urban jungle behind, and take your bike on a ride to find a trail or a park. Feel the wind on your face; find a quiet place to hear nature talking to you and look up to see trees and clouds overhead. There … now don’t you feel better already?!