How Cycling Can Boost Your Mental Health – GCN Does Science

Published on February 10th 2019


Mental health is now a more widely discussed topic than 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 GCN Winter Sale - Up To 50% Off: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: 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. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... 📹 How Light Is Right? 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 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /