Bike Safety and the Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Cycling

When it comes to improving your physical health, your mental well-being, or choosing an environmentally friendly way to get around – nothing tops cycling. 

A great option for all ages, cycling is the perfect way to stay healthy and get outside. In today’s post, we’ll be going over the physical and mental health benefits of cycling and how to keep yourself safer with smart security like Curve Bike light & GPS tracker.

The Physical Health Benefits of Cycling 

Cycling is a great way to get physically active because it’s simple and straightforward to learn. You can choose whatever intensity level you’re comfortable with, it’s low impact so it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise, and it’s easy to integrate into your daily routine by riding to school, work, shops, or to the park. 

When you pedal, you benefit from a great muscle workout as it engages all of your muscle groups. It only takes about 2 to 4 hours a week to see general health improvements if you get out once a day for 20-30 minutes. That’s a great way to spend your lunch break.

Some physical health benefits of cycling regularly include: 

Bike Safety and the Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Cycling
Young family enjoying spending time together, riding in a cargo bicycle

The Mental Health Benefits of Cycling 

This year we’ve all been spending more time indoors and cycling has become a great way to get outside, get fit and feel a little less isolated. 

Exercise, like cycling, releases endorphins which elevate your mood. So if you’re feeling a bit down or sluggish, try hopping on your bike for a 10 minute ride to help feel brighter.

Some mental health benefits of cycling regularly include: 

Another way cycling every day improves both your mental and physical health: it’s great for strength and stamina. You can have the satisfaction of seeing your improvement in the saddle over time with Curve Bike light & GPS tracker’s Ride Insights which track where you go and how far.

Bike Safety and the Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Cycling

Bike Safety: How to Stay Calm and Cycle On 

Whether you’re cycling in a big city or rural area, it’s essential that you’re staying safe and keeping your bike secure. Make sure you’re practising proper bike safety like wearing a helmet, using lights between sunset and sunrise, keeping up with bike repairs and tyre inflation, wearing appropriate clothing and obeying the rules of the road

For those who cycle often, it can feel like you’re at the mercy of others, especially when riding alongside cars and lorries. Curve Bike light & GPS tracker lets you ride with confidence with an intelligent brake light that shines brighter if you brake suddenly. Plus, if you need help keeping your bike secure from potential theft or damage, lock it up and turn on Security Mode in the Vodafone Smart App. It’ll send Movement Alerts if your bike moves without you and there’s a Siren as loud as most house alarms.

Get into biking this summer with our new bicycle GPS smart device, Curve Bike light & GPS tracker. Along with proper safety measures, you’ll be rewarded when it comes to physical and mental health in no time. Peace of mind is as easy as, well, riding a bike. 

Curve Bike light and GPS Tracker app controlled features and accuracy of location subject to Vodafone network coverage and GPS signal. Not all movements or impacts may be detected and the device is not connected to the brake on the bike and instead detects deceleration, so may not detect all braking occurrences  Connectivity subscription required and Terms apply. See FAQs for more info. Never operate your phone when cycling and continue to use all additional safety measures you would normally take when operating a bike.
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