You may have noticed that here at Mountain Diva, we’re in the midst of a love affair with Europe right now. Here’s another “pro” to add to the list:
In a win for civilization: Bikes outsold cars in every 27 European Union nations. That’s nearly every EU country other than Belgium and Luxembourg. Cyprus and Malta were not included in the study.
In a win for those pesky inner voices: It turns out positive self-talk isn’t all pop-psychology (we knew it!). Internal words of encouragement are now objectively linked to staving off exhaustion and better athletic performance. Hell yeah! The small study was published in Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise.
In a win for wanderlust: Mother Nature sure does look pretty: more places to add to “the” list.