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BENEFITS OF THE USE OF THE BICYCLE IN MENTAL HEALTH

MON · 24th DEC. 2018

Cycling has multiple benefits for our health. Several studies have verified these advantages for people who use the bicycle as a means of transport or to practice sports. We have already seen some of the conclusions for physical health (see REPORT), but there are also many benefits for our mental health:

* The release of endorphins and serotonin reduces stress, improves moods and self-esteem. It also reduces the possibility of suffering from anxiety or depression.

* It improves our attention and reflexes, thanks to the constant forecast of the different situations that can happen to us on the bicycle.

* It improves blood circulation and oxygen to the brain. It Reduces the possibility of suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer's, as well as many others related to stress.

* It activates more nerve cells, which intervene in memory and learning processes. It releases more neurotransmitters. It can double or triple the formation of new brain cells.

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