Bohemia, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
On January 9, a representative of a popular commuter bike manufacturer Linus Bike applauds an article published by The Independent which sheds light on the happiness boosting power of bike riding.
According to The Independent, “For as long as man has pushed a pedal, it's a question that has challenged psychologists, neurologists and anyone who has wondered how, sometimes, riding a bike can induce what feels close to a state of meditation.”
Simon Usborne, the author of the article, cites a Danish study that proclaims that cyclists or walkers did better on tests than car or public transport travelers. Another cited study conducted by the University of California in Los Angeles revealed that active elderly people had 5 percent more grey matter than inactive participants, which ultimately reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Most of all, the article applauds the happiness boosting power of cycling. According to the article, John Ratey, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, reported that cycling has banished severe depression in patients. One possible explanation he offers is, “Think about it evolutionarily for a minute. When we had to perform physically, those who could find an altered state and not experience the pain or a drag on endurance would have been at an advantage. Cycling is also increasing a lot of the chemistry in your brain that make you feel peaceful and calm.”
“There is no doubt that cycling offers a sense of meditation,” says Jason Latty, Sales Representative for Linus Bike. “There have been many times where I have personally felt stressed, decided to climb on my commuter bike, and felt better after the ride.”
Latty affirms that the numerous benefits of cycling aren’t surprising to him. “At this point, there is no reason to not give cycling a try. You’ll be benefiting your fitness, your environment, and now you’ll be benefiting your happiness.”
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.