Happy? The Stress Epidemic & How Cycling Can Help

Mental health is now a more widely discussed topic that ever, with the pressures of modern life and stress affecting many of us at some point. Ground-breaking new research shows that cycling can be hugely beneficial for improving mental health, but how? Si speaks to the experts to find out.

With thanks to NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre

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As well as being enjoyable, cycling can actually be beneficial for your mental health. Yes, it’s been scientifically shown that regular exercise on the bike can help your mental wellness and reduce stress levels. How can this work? We spoke to experts in the field from the University of Oxford, and put our own bodies to the test.

We’d love to hear your side of the story – has cycling helped you overcome stress and mental health issues? Let us know in the comments.

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Music – licensed by Epidemic Sound:
We Gotta Let Go (Instrumental Version) – Tape Machines
Prologue – Brendon Moeller
Departing – Luwaks
Forget My Name (Instrumental Version) – Paisley Pink
Descend Into Self – Ave Air
Reverse – Silver Maple
Subtle Tension 12 – Jon Björk
Butterfly – Lofive
Connected – Brendon Moeller

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