Could changing the way you travel help you sail through an interview, ace an exam or improve your problem-solving ability at work? Research into the benefits of walking, cycling or getting public transport suggests so!
Our new video is all about the positive impact active travel can have on your brain. Did you know, for example, that studies suggest being active can help you concentrate? Or that pedalling a bike has been shown to boost the creation of compounds that create new brain cells?
Getting out of the car also benefits the part of your brain responsible for learning and memory, called the hippocampus. Cycling and walking keep the hippocampus healthy and active, which is helpful whether you’re studying, training or working.
So, the next time you’re making a journey, ask yourself whether using a different form of transport could help you be more creative or improve your concentration.
Our South Essex Active Travel team are on hand to offer Personalised Travel Advice if you need any ideas about simple steps you can take to help boost your brain. You can contact them at SEAT@southend.gov.uk.
And for more on how active travel can benefit you, take a look at our video!