Being trapped in traffic on the way to work or school can lead to all kinds of negative thoughts. You may be thinking, “What did I do to deserve this” or “Is that guy for real!!?” You may even get caught in a honking competition that ends with no winner, just losers.
The good news is there is a way out. A chance to leave those sour feelings in the past and step into a brighter future. A recent study by the University of Pennsylvania found that people who ditch their cars, and instead bike to their destinations, are 9% happier than their peers.
Now you’re probably thinking “How can this be?” Well, biking to work, school or just to meet with friends changes one’s outlook on the world. Picking up a bike, even a pedal assist e-bike, empowers the rider to stop and smell the roses and build creativity. Many artists like Pink, Matthew McConaughey, and Solange Knowles are known for cycling through a creative block!
If you’re like me and would rather hibernate than stretch those creative muscles, biking has proven to help with that too. Cyclists sleep more deeply than their sedentary counterparts due to reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which blocks deep sleep.
Not sure which bike is right for you? Not to worry, the team at Jetson has got you covered. Whether you’re into the classic bike look or want to show others you’re king of the road, we’ve got a bike suggestion for you. Let today be the first day in your new, happier life.