Let’s be honest, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in many ways. Aside from worrying about our loved ones, the pandemic has caused many issues with our mental and physical health. This is probably why many people will be starting 2022 feeling a little heavier and not as fit as usual. If you’re feeling like this, here’s how to turn things around.
Don’t underestimate the power of habits
We all brush our teeth every day, along with wearing our seatbelt, but these are automatic things that we just don’t question. While any exercise is better than nothing, starting off with something small like an e-bike ride could be just the thing you need.
Exercise can not only reduce anxiety but can also improve your mood. Exercising can even:
Boost your metabolism
Help you loosen up
A daily workout routine can be just the thing to help you build better fitness levels, strength and mobility.
Creating good habits
Our research indicates that it can take time to form new habits. Some simple habits might take 21 days and more complex habits can take up to several months. To create successful healthy habits, anticipate barriers, have a plan and be accountable. It can feel harder, mentally and physically at the beginning but ultimately taking up a healthy activity like an e-bike ride can be really beneficial to your mental health and your physical health.
Schedule your bike ride
Be sure to schedule your bike ride into your day as it is very easy for life to get in the way. If you’re feeling unmotivated to exercise before you go to work, you may find that you’re not motivated after work either. This is where a schedule can help to keep you on track. You could even set a reminder on your watch or pop it in your calendar.
If you’re going for a ride on your e-bike, be sure to check the weather and plan appropriate clothing for the occasion. Most people find it easier to work with a trainer or a friend to help give that extra push. So, you should always ensure you have a fitness champion in your corner. Alternatively, you could use a fitness app to track your progress and give you that extra motivation.
If you’re looking for an e-bike to help your mental and physical health, check out our store today.