HEALTH & WELLBEING
5 REASONS AN ADULT SCOOTER IS THE BEST LIFESTYLE CHOICE YOU’LL EVER MAKE
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Lack of exercise is a bigger killer than smoking. In fact, according to research published by The Lancet in August 2016, just working in an office could very well be more dangerous to us all than reaching for the cigarettes. Office life breeds inactivity, which leads to health problems, such as heart disease, and diabetes. Experts recommend that we do at least an hour’s activity every day; spread out throughout the day.
Fitting this in isn’t easy in the modern world, when we are distracted by so much technology, and it seems everything is geared to making our lives less rather than more active. We no longer even have to take a trip to the shops, as buying online is so simple, and we have the power to use the internet wherever we are thanks to the phones we keep in our pockets. This is making us lazy.
We need to make lifestyle choices to encourage ourselves to be much more active. This is why it makes sense to think about adding a scooter to your life; both at home and at work.
Become a scooter commuter
Most people aren’t lucky enough to work close to their homes. In the last Census, over 11 million people in the UK commuted from one local authority to another to get to work.
That’s a lot of people that are potentially in danger of developing health problems. To those within the 11 million that are office based, fitting in their daily activity isn’t going to be easy. Getting up and down to get water from the cooler, or nipping out to the coffee shop during the course of the day is one way to fit that all important hour of activity in. Why not make it even easier though, by replacing part of your bus, tube or tram commute with a little trip on a scooter? Even a short there and back at the beginning and the end of your day at work could have a significant impact on long term health.
Folding scooters don’t break the bank
Cycling that commute is a good way to get exercise, but it’s not quite so easy to find an affordable solution if you need to get a foldable bike for public transport. Foldable scooters are likely to be much more in budget, enabling you to make those all important wellbeing lifestyle choices without draining your bank account.
It is a lot easier to pop a folding scooter under your arm as well – I can assure you.
Use the commute to de-stress
Anyone that commutes to work every day, whether by car, tube, or bus knows that it is most definitely not relaxing, and is often a little bit smelly. The lovable, and generally relaxed Canadians, specifically the University of Montreal, has discovered that just a 20 minute commute a day makes you more tired, and increases your levels of stress and cynicism.
Chuck in a bit of fresh air, and a scooter, and those 20 minutes are going to be a heck of a lot more enjoyable. You can use that time for a little bit of head space even; be mindful while you are on your commute. You certainly couldn’t do THAT on a packed tube or tram, could you?
You’ll be headed for burnout at a much less steady pace, and you never know, you might even just scoot around it completely!
Being more mindful by getting out more
Whatever your situation, having a scooter will enable you to get outside more often, allowing that fresh air to calm your mind. You will be inspired to be more mindful of your mental health. Getting out into the countryside is a very accessible way of improving your outlook on life, and raising your spirits.
Why not use the scooter to nip down to the park with the children for some family time? You can even chuck it into the back of the car so you can get out and about near where you live for a bit of exercise, and mindful relaxation. Give yourself the opportunity to breathe in that fresh air for a fresh perspective on pretty much anything.
Weigh to go
Not only is scooting fun, but it burns far more calories when you scoot than if you walk, or even cycle. Only 10 minutes of scooting can burn 140 calories, with cycling burning 120 in an hour (on flat terrain), and walking at 3mph you’ll only burn 70 calories in 20 minutes.
If you are looking to lose weight, or even just maintain a healthier lifestyle, then adding in a little scoot every day could help you lose a little of that excess baggage caused by our tendency to stare at screens far too long. Adults in the UK, according to Ofcom, spend over 21 hours online in a week; it’s pretty tough to find ways to lose weight when we spend so long surfing.
All this should be enough to convince you that getting a scooter can only have a positive effect to your lifestyle, and overall wellbeing. Who would have thought that a few wheels can improve your lot at work, your health and your mental attitude?
How has using an adult folding scooter impacted your life? Or if you are not yet scooting how do you think it could prove beneficial?
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