Bicycles are a healthy and sustainable way for employees to get around your campus and community. Bikes also offer a unique way to build exercise into a daily routine to help improve employee health – which studies have shown to reduce sick days, increase mental alertness, and improve decision making. Plus, all the bicycles come with your branding so they highlight your commitment to the environment.
Everyone knows bike share can help attract and retain employees, and is a great way to show your commitment to sustainability. But did you know active employees are happier, healthier, and often more productive? That's right — a healthy work environment improves productivity, decreases turnover and absenteeism, and reduces health-care costs. Here are some stats:
Healthy people took 9 times fewer sick days than those with poor health.
People who exercised as infrequently as once a week reduced their average number of sick days in half-from the previous year
Just 3 hours of bicycling per week can reduce a person's risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%
The healthiest people were nearly 3 times more productive at work than those with poorer heath
Vigorous exercise (such as cycling) improved mental alertness and productivity for four to five hours afterwards
Fit people make 60% fewer errors on work involving concentration and short-term memory