How to maximise the mental health benefits of cycling

This World Mental Health Day, try going for a bike ride

Adam Becket
(Image credit: Daniel Groves)

Happy world mental day, I am very aware of my mental health.

I make this frankly terrible dad joke on every one of those occasions where there's a mental health day, week, or moment. Today, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day apparently. A day where we are told to think about ourselves and the mental health of our peers. A perfect time to think about doing something that might help, like cycling.

Josie perry
Josie Perry

Josie Perry is a Chartered Psychologist, with an MSc in Communications, a MSc in Psychology and a MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She also has a PhD in Political Communications. Perry is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Association of Applied Sports Psychologists (AASP). She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She runs Performance in Mind, a performance psychology consultancy committed to helping athletes get the most from themselves.

 

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