Should I Start Bicycling to Work?

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With the average gas price increasing as the year progresses, it might be time to start considering alternative options for transportation. It doesn’t even have to be a permanent decision, you can just switch the way you get to work. Riding a bicycle to work will not only save you money in the long run, but you get the benefit of getting exercise at the same time.

However, just like driving, biking to work can mean a car accident. Be aware of the dangers and have a lawyer handy in case you do get hurt. While the likelihood of calling a lawyer for a car accident are slim, it doesn’t hurt to be cautious. Things like riding with a helmet and wearing reflective clothing will greatly reduce your chances of getting in an auto accident with another car, or even a pedestrian.

Don’t let this deter you; bicycling’s benefits will improve your health in the long-run.

Bicycling Benefits

In cities like Provo, Utah, where the gas prices are the tenth highest statewide, bicycling and carpooling are encouraged by both the state lawyer and politicians. Carpooling will save money on gas just like bicycling, but you are still contributing to the damaging effects cars have on the world and you. Carpooling also requires you to sit in traffic and pay the driver for gas.

Bicycling on the other hand only requires you to pedal your legs. As a matter of fact bicycling is actually easier on your joints than walking is. When you bike to work you are sitting on a stool and putting your weight on your hips. Walking requires you to put all of your weight on your legs which can cause wear and tear.

The constant pedaling easily allows you to freely move through your city with ease. Pedaling is also an aerobic exercise, strengthening your respiratory system and your endurance. This increase in endurance will also build muscle and bone support, something that decreases in mass and density as you age. Bicycling will make you the healthiest person in the office because of this constant exercising.

Work Efficiency

Here at Robert J. DeBry & Associates we see the importance of bicycling and encourage it. Bicycling doesn’t just save you money and lower your chances of getting in a car accident. It also improves your physical and mental health.

Bicycling has been shown to help your mental focus on tasks. An important attribute to have as a lawyer or an accountant. At the end of the day transitioning to biking instead of driving a car will leave you ultimately happy, healthy and financially joyful.

Sources:
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-top-5-benefits-of-cycling
http://www.businessinsider.com/13-reasons-you-should-bike-to-work-2013-4?op=1

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