Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
Einstein was a cycling enthusiast of sorts. It’s widely believed that he conceived the theory of relativity while riding a bike (really?). The BMJ, a highly respected British medical journal, found that regular cycling cut the risk of death from all causes by more than forty percent. Of course, other forms of exercise are also beneficial but the bicycle provides exercise without additional weight-bearing stress on joints.
The bike was invented in 1817 by a German, Karl von Drais. Early bikes were known as dandy horses among other things.
Want to be smarter, happier, and more resilient? Like most other physical activities, cycling enhances cognitive function.
Affirmation: I will ride my bike this week.
Coaching question: If you feel unsafe riding outside, consider a stationary bicycle and ride in the confront of your home. What good memories do you have of riding a bike? What would it be like to start riding again?