Biking Has NOT Been Canceled – Thank Goodness!
April 30, 2020
People around the globe are paying a huge price to flatten the curve and mitigate the worst effects of COVID-19.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that global GDP will drop by 3%, which is dramatically worse than the financial crisis of 2009.
Mental & Physical Toll
The toll that social distancing measures will take on our physical and mental well-being is harder to measure, but it’s every bit as real. It’s not natural to be isolated and cooped up indoors.
In a recent Science News report, experts warn that prolonged isolation during the pandemic may worsen or trigger mental health problems.
A similar Science Magazine article cites a 2011 study concluding that over long periods of time, social isolation can increase the risk of a variety of health problems, including heart disease, depression, dementia, and even death.
Hello, fun… (with social distancing)
Thank goodness, biking has NOT been cancelled. It’s one of the few activities left that most people can still safely enjoy!
People for Bikes recently published a handy guide for safe cycling during social distancing.
Whether you venture out alone or with members of your household, being physically active in the great outdoors is like food for the soul!
A Pedego bike owner said it best in a recent e-mail, “It’s the only thing keeping me sane right now!”