Standing on the tube this morning as I had someone’s armpit in my face, I could smell other people’s breath and someone was balancing their Newspaper on me- I started to think about the impacts of not commuting and how it could benefit our day to day life and wellness.
As a fan of people watching I sometimes find commuting wildly interesting (in a non creepy way). What’s their story? Where are they going? Are they married? Happy or sad?
However, according to this article from the Independant commuting for more than 20 mins increases stress- having an direct effect on your work and social life.
So why do we do it?
Well unfortunately, we don’t all have the luxury of being more flexible with our working day and dictating who, where and when we work. The exception are my Coworking superheroes at BDCWORKS.
Many of our members in BDCWORKS live or work for larger organisations in Angel and need to get out of the house or office for productivity purposes and to surround themselves with like minded people.
A lot of our members also Cycle and blimey- if you thought we had it all already- BDC also has secure cycle storage.
I am personally slightly terrified of the roads (since a bus reversed into my car with me in it- but that’s a story for another day).
But, I shouldn’t be, this article by The Guardian highlights the benefits of cycling and quotes a study of 264,377 people from the UK Biobank who were asked to record how they commuted found that during the five years of the study, those who did their commute by bike were less likely than any other commuters to die of anything.
So if you want to ‘reimagine your commute’ and improve your quality of life get on your bike to BDCWORKS, unless you live here in Angel Islington, then you can walk.
At the time of writing this Blog it is National Happiness Day and that’s what you get everyday here in BDC.
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Katiep (at) bdcworks.london