A new medical study revealed today that if you are looking for ways to improve your wellbeing, you might want to start with how you get to and from work.
These commuting revelations come from a new study carried out by UEA’s Norwich Medical School and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. The study involved looking at data from 18,000 commuting adults across the UK. In conclusion the data revealed that people who walked or cycled to work were found to have higher levels of wellbeing than those travelling by car.
In addition, when a small group of participants were asked to swap their car/bus journey for a more active commute to work, (walking or cycling) they found that they became much happier.
What does “Wellbeing” mean exactly
For this medical study, researchers based the idea of wellbeing by considering feelings of unhappiness, sleepless nights, worthlessness and ability to deal with problems. The study also accounted for other factors that could affect wellbeing, like relationship changes, having children, moving house etc.
Lead researcher from the study, Adam Martin stated: “Our study shows that the longer people spend commuting in cars, the worse their psychological wellbeing.” You can read more on this health study here
Thinking about a Cycle to Work?
This study comes as no great surprise to the VOLT™ team. We already know the great benefits to be had from cycling to work. That’s why come rain or shine we’re always heading to and from work on our e-bikes!
Electric bikes are a great choice for commuting to work. The health benefits are exactly the same as riding a conventional bike, you just have more features and options at your disposal.
For example, if you’ve got an important meeting and need to arrive to work looking and feeling fresh, simply use one of the 5 pedal assist settings to reduce the exertion needed to get you into work. If you want to skip your visit to the gym after work without feeling guilty, switch off your pedal assist and get your recommended exercise while you cycle home unaided. Or, if you’re running late for work, you can avoid the traffic jams, train delays and bus breakdowns; by combining pedal assist with your throttle (on any VOLT™ electric bike) you’ll arrive quickly, safely and effortlessly on time and feeling ready to deal with anything the day throws at you!
We really believe e-bikes are the best way for anyone to commute to work! Find out for why for yourself by booking a test ride.
Can I get an electric bike on the Cycle to Work Scheme?
All our ebikes are eligible to be bought on a Cycle to Work scheme. This provides commuters the opportunity to buy an electric bike for up to 50% less the high street price. This means VOLT™ riders can not only start to improve their emotional wellbeing but their financial wellbeing too!
All VOLT™ e-bike dealers in the UK offer Cycle to Work purchase options on all bikes. To find out more please call 020 7378 4728 or visit this Cycle to Work Scheme page from our Head Office dealership, Electric Bike Store.