People who ride their bike to work are less stressed than those who take public commute or drive a car. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A team of researchers from the John Molson School of Business at the Concordia University found that biking to work can not only help in cutting down carbon dioxide emissions, but can also reduce stress levels.

Their discovery, published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Environment, showed that people who rode their bike on the way to work experience significantly lower level of stress, than those who travelled by car or public transports.

“There are relatively few studies that compare the affective experiences of cyclists with those of car and public transport users,” said Stéphane Brutus, lead author of the study, in a press release. “Our study was an attempt to address that gap.”

For the study, the researchers used web-based survey to collect data from 123 people working at the…