Staff Pick

Why Cycling Improves My Thinking

Photo of a silhouette of a woman on a bicycle, against an orange-colored sky at dusk with clouds
by renategranade0 via Pixabay

Three months ago I wrote about how cycling improved my mental health. As I noted, going for a ride nearly always makes me feel better:

If I were worried? A brisk ride would part the clouds. If I felt pissy, it’d expel the yellow bile. If I were blocked or stuck on a piece of…

--

--

--

I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

How to be confident every day?

What Does Success Mean To You?

70 great and unexpected questions for an interesting interview

The Influence of Influence

Sadness Is the Soil Where You Sow the Seed of Happiness

Screwing up doesn’t make you a hero

4 Incredibly Easy Night Routines To Wake Up To A Exceptionally Good Day

Be Weird: Finding Individuality

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”

More from Medium

Face to Face With Dall-E, The AI Artist That Might Change The World

7 Mental Habits That Work — Until They Get In Your Way

In Praise of the Old School To-Do List

Want to Succeed? Stop Comparing Yourself to Others