Cycling is a good way of practicing sustainability in daily life. As a form of exercise, an alternative mode of transportation, and a shared activity, riding a bicycle to and from your destination can benefit your health, the environment, and the whole community. 

JEG Development Corporation (JDC) has always been an advocate for cycling, emphasizing its benefits to their tenants’ health, the environment, and the community. As the world marks this year’s International Bike to Work Day, JDC promotes the key benefits of riding bicycles to and from the workplace. 

Here are some benefits of cycling: 
Riding a bicycle regularly can help build and strengthen muscle, eliminate fat, lower blood pressure, and increase endurance. Many studies have proven the effectiveness of this form of workout in improving the overall well-being of individuals, having significant effects on both the physical and mental health of individuals. 
Cycling can improve employees’ moods and help them have a positive start in the morning before they clock in for work. In fact, one study showed that employees who bike to work are more inclined to make healthy decisions throughout the day. 
Moreover, riding a bike to work can ease feelings of stress, depression, or anxiety, which takes care of one’s mental health. It can also lead to improved cognitive function, better focus, and increased productivity. 

Cycling to work helps push forward sustainable transport. As an alternative mode of transportation to the workplace, it can lessen the need for cars and vehicles daily that severely contributes to air pollution and emissions of smog. 
Opting to use your bicycle a few times a week, instead of your car, is one of the simplest ways to lower your environmental footprint.  
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As more people shift to cycling, the demand for safer bike lanes is also pushed forward. During the height of the pandemic back when there were limited transportation options, cycling advocates in the Philippines have called for fund allocation of at least 16 million dollars from the government to build 190 miles of bike lanes to protect riders. Through this initiative, there will be less demand for roads and expansion, but increased opportunities for less concrete and more green spaces in urban areas. 
Cycling can significantly improve a community through public health and safety. Active transportation such as riding a bicycle can collectively improve public health and lower healthcare costs. More bikes on the road can mean fewer cars which can lead to a safer road environment. 
Through its newest premium green building, JEG Tower @ One Acacia, JDC shows its support for a more sustainable option for its employees’ transport. The 22-storey office and retail tower offers bike racks on its parking floors for convenience and efficiency. Shower rooms are also provided for them to freshen up before coming to the workplace. 
As part of its commitment to promoting holistic health and sustainability in Philippine real estate, JDC encourages more employers and developers alike to provide more options for their tenants. More than healthier and safer office spaces, JEG Tower @ One Acacia also looks after the community for the overall promotion of sustainable practices in Cebu City. 
Join the sustainable shift and make your move to the best and greenest workplace in Cebu. Contact Gerold Fernando at (+63) 917-565-3547 to schedule a viewing today! For leasing inquiries and more information, call us at (+63) 2-8403-5519 or send an email to