The benefits of usage and importance of sustainable types of transport in our everyday living, emphasizing cycling. Cycling is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it’s also a form of transport. Cycling also: saves you money, gets you fit, helps the environment. It’s a low-impact type of exercise, so it’s easier on the joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. But it still helps to get into shape.
Cycling is brilliant for kids – it helps them get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day. And, once you’ve invested in bikes and some basic kit, it costs very little but provides so many benefits:
- many teachers report that kids who walk and cycle to school are more alert and ready to learn than those who arrive by car,
- it’s fantastic fun and, for many kids, can feel much more exciting than traveling by car. Cycling can help kids get to know their local area and feel part of it,
- good travel habits learned young will last a lifetime,
- cyclists breathe in less pollution from traffic than car drivers.
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