Video: Dr Steve Peters explains how a fit body helps keep a healthy mind
Team GB psychiatrist tells the Beeb that keeping moving is good for your head too
We all know that cycling’s good for you. Riding regularly helps with cardio-vascular health and keeps the weight off. But what about your non-physical health?
Studies show that even relatively mild cycling has physical benefits. After a year of bike commuting, a typical new cyclist has lost a stone in weight.
In this video from the BBC, Alex Riley talks to sport psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters, who looked after the minds of Team GB at and in the run-up to London 2012, and finds out how cycling - and exercise in general - can be good for your mental health too.