Top tips on how riding can help with stress
Day-to-day life can be overwhelming, but getting out for a ride in the fresh air can help you to reduce your stress levels. For International Stress Awareness Day (2nd November) we’re highlighting some of the ways that riding a Beryl bike, e-bike or e-scooter can help you relax!
Cycling and scooting have several benefits from a health and fitness perspective such as helping to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and flexibility. What you might not have realised is how effective they are at reducing stress and helping you to feel calmer and more balanced. Carry on reading to find out how riding a bike or an e-scooter can help ease your daily stress.
Get out in the open
Riding a pedal bike, e-bike or e-scooter out in the open can help you feel revitalised, energised and optimistic. Getting out in the open can allow you to feel more connected to your surroundings.
Have a good night’s sleep
People who exercise frequently have considerably better sleep quality than those who do not. Just 30 minutes of cycling daily can significantly increase your ability to fall and stay asleep all night
Be more social
Riding with others can make a big difference and motivate you to get on the pedals when you feel stressed. A good ride and conversation can go a long way -face-to-face interactions are beneficial because vocal tone, eye contact, and physical touch can all play a role in calming our nervous systems.
Instant feel-good effect
Cycling pumps blood around your body at a greater rate which allows for the rapid spread of feel-good substances like dopamine and serotonin, a great way to combat stress in an instant.
Calm your mind
Riding a bike or e-scooter is an opportunity to focus on yourself and your surroundings, which can help ease stressful thoughts. The time that you spend out on a bike or e-scooter can give you a sense of calmness that you can’t get from being indoors all day.
Pick up a bike or e-scooter and go for a ride today, we hope these tips will help you find your calm and enjoy the ride.
Want to go for a ride? Download the Beryl app and find your closest bay