Cycling daily can be a great idea if you live near your workspace as it can benefit your health and the environment. But is cycling really green enough to make a change in the environment? What about the emissions from bicycle manufacturing? What about the food required to bike walk every day. According to a study, cycling can produce a carbon footprint of about 21g of CO2/KM. It is surely less than walking or getting a bus and ten times less than driving. Three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions occur due to the production of extra food eaten by cyclists. Today, electric cycles reduce the emissions from the food requires as e-bikes do not need human energy to run. Bike walking requires a deeper understanding in order to tackle challenges the right way.
Bike Walking daily is something only a few can embrace until they start experiencing its effects on their body. Cycling has been found to help in several ways. If you are bike walking every day for at least 10 minutes, you automatically reduce the chances of several health problems, including cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. You develop a steady weight loss as you burn 500 to 600 calories every day while cycling. You can breathe better and feel more active while walking or exercising. Neuroscientists think bike walking is a powerful stimulant for neuron building. You also get better sleep at night and develop a positive mindset.
If you are making any of these mistakes while bike walking, you are not benefitting from it in any way. Bikewalking needs to be done properly in order to achieve maximum benefits. Some of the bike walking errors that we make include: Riding too close to the curb when there is enough space to paddle freely. Setting the seat too low or too high for a discomforting riding posture. Purchasing unnecessary gear as a beginner to overload your riding experience. Buying a smaller or a bigger size bike that can cause discomfort in long bike walks. Pushing the limits on the first day instead of taking things slow. Not maintaining the bike.