May is National Bike Month!
From the desk of Sarah J. Rogers, LMT... We at OMBE are huge advocates for reducing one’s carbon footprint, for leaving no trace as it were. That said, we are excited to extend an invitation to participate in Bike Month with us! We recognize that not everyone has a bike nor does everyone have the desire to bike around a bustling city. We challenge you to ride your bike, take public transportation and/or carpool this month. We like biking for many reasons: its health benefits, its friendliness to our air, and because it is exciting and fun. If you are interested in cycling but don’t have a bike, consider a spinning class at your gym or renting a bike from one of the following bike shops.
Rent a bike:
Back Bay Bicycles (Boston): www.backbaybicycles.com/
The Bike Stop (Arlington): www.abikestop.com/index.htm
Cambridge Bicycle Exchange (Cambridge): www.cambridgebicycleexchange.com
Taking Bikes on the T and Buses:
For the most up-to-date information about taking bikes on the T and the bus, go to the MBTA website: www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/bikes/
Don’t know where you’re going? Maps here: www.bostonbikemaps.com/
Benefits to Cycling:
There are many psychological and physiological benefits that are associated with cycling. Not only can cycling reduce stress as many forms of exercise do, but it also builds muscular and cardiovascular strength and coordination. Exercise is strongly associated with a vast number of psychological benefits as well:
Bike Month, Bike Week, Bike Day!:
The National sponsor for Bike Month is the League of American Bicyclists. They will be sponsoring, also, BIKE-TO-WORK WEEK from May 16-20 and BIKE-TO-WORK DAY on Friday, May 20th.
Please share your stories about bike month/week/day with us – we would love to hear. Remember to ALWAYS ride safely, wear helmets and lights and be ever-vigilant. HAPPY BIKE MONTH FROM OMBE!
Sarah J. Rogers
Licensed Massage Therapist
Sarah J. Rogers is a licensed massage therapist who received her training at the Cortiva Institute in Watertown, Massachusetts. Her practice focuses on the mind-body relationship and the usefulness of this connection not only for healing, but also for seeking balance in everyday life. Sarah brings her experience as an athlete and her compassion for mind-body health to her practice, inspiring growth and comfort in her clients. Along with massage, Sarah is now offering Active Isolated Stretching which can be done alone or in tandem with massage therapy. Employing techniques focusing on relaxation, neuromuscular therapy, stretching, myofascial release, and overall balance, Sarah will work with you to develop a treatment style that suits your needs.