How Cycling Can Help Employees Manage Mental Health

Even with the current easing of lock down, it’s still hugely important to look after our health and well-being. Many experts agree that exercise is beneficial to mental health, and cycling is an excellent way to fit it into your daily routine.

Life is more stressful than usual at the moment, and it’s vital to manage mental health in order to prevent stress from becoming overwhelming. Getting on your bike and into the outdoors, whether alone or with friends and family, is a great way to reduce stress and worry.

Cycling can also help boost your concentration and support a good nights sleep, leading to better opportunities to tackle mental health and start your day on a positive note.

At this time, it’s important for employers to take the next step and support the mental health of their employees. As well as an accessible Employee Assistance Program, the Cycle2Work scheme is just one of these steps, as it allows employees easier access to cycling through saving money on a new bike for their commute to and from work.

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As well as this, the current government guidance for social distancing means that cycling is being encouraged over public transport. This means that if employers wish to lend a helping hand to their employees at this time, the Cycle2Work scheme is a great place to start.

Learn more about Cycle2Work and how it can benefit mental health here.