Wellness: Have You Considered Biking to Work?

A young stylish businessman going to work by bike.

You might enjoy going on a long bike ride on a nice day, but you may not have the time after the workday ends. If that’s the case, consider fitting biking into your existing schedule.

An estimated 50 million people live within 5 miles of their workplaces. If you are one of them, have you considered biking to work? At an average speed of 10 to 12 miles per hour, you could still get to work in half an hour.

You can get some much-needed exercise and fresh air, as well as enjoy the scenic route, all before you start up your computer. Even better, the more you ride, the faster you get—thereby burning more calories and reducing your commuting time.

If it is not possible for you to commute by bike, you can try fitting in a ride at lunchtime. Stash your bike in the back of your car, and you’ll be set up for a re-energizing ride in the middle of the day.

For more information on bicycling in your area, visit the League of American Bicyclists’ website to learn how you can join a network of 100,000 cyclists.