STS Highlights: May 2022
May is both Mental Health Awareness Month and National Bike Month!
After the last two years, many people are realizing that stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their mental health. Maintaining good mental health plays a big role in your overall well-being. When you’re mentally healthy, you are able to enjoy your life and the people in it, feel good about yourself, keep up good relationships, and deal with stress.
National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to give it a try. Cycling is a low impact activity that is great for physical and mental health. It is a good muscle workout and increases cardiovascular fitness, builds muscle strength and flexibility, improves joint mobility, decreases stress levels, and reduces anxiety and depression.
I’ve selected resources below that align with these themes. The goal with these monthly resources is always to help elevate your career, department, or organization. Please FORWARD this email to anyone who could benefit from the content. As always, we take pride in helping you meet your training requirements and goals.
National Bike Month
Everyone is encouraged to #BikeThere during National Bike Month. For some, this means Bike to Work Week and/or Day and for others, it means biking to coffee or around the block.
Doing What Matters in Times of Stress
This WHO guide aims to equip people with practical skills to help cope with stress.
10 Things You’ve Forgotten Since Driver’s Education
When was the last time you had a Driver’s Ed refresher?
The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is the school transportation industry’s largest and most diverse membership organization.
Biking to Work (Video)
See what it is like to share the road from a cyclist’s perspective.
Training’s Role in Health & Wellness
Research shows that learning new skills can improve your mental health and wellbeing by boosting self-confidence, raising self-esteem, building a sense of purpose, and helping you to connect with others. NOW is a great time to explore interests and feel achievement through education and training.