7 April 2021
April 7th is World Health Day, an international day of health awareness that is commemorated under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Walking and cycling are two of the preferred ways for sustainable and healthy mobility to get to work or school or for their usual movements, as an alternative to the use of motor vehicles.
Active mobility also offers the possibility to reach the levels of physical activity recommended by the WHO. One hour of slow-cycling burns about 4 kcal per kilogram of body weight.
In addition to being good for your health, moving around the city in a sustainable way allows you to leave a lighter ecological footprint and fewer CO2 emissions.
Health provides a contribution to economic progress as a healthy life corresponds to a longer and more productive life.
Between 2016 and 2019, 44% of people in the 18-69 age group practice active mobility and report cycling and/or walking to work, school, or for daily commuting. A figure that has the potential to grow in the post-Covid scenario as new technologies and new mobility solutions emerge.
The health emergency from Covid-19 and its impact on our daily lives has shown how health, wellness and mobility are strongly correlated. Mobility has been one of the most affected sectors due to travel restrictions to stem the epidemic spread.
But our study conducted on a sample of 1,600 people, while confirming the concerns about a lower propensity to use public transport, does not translate into confinement within the private car and shows that today 50% of people are ready to change their habits towards more sustainable mobility if the conditions are right. The survey data are open and can be consulted at this link.
There are several valid reasons to change the way of moving around the city: healthy, environmental and economic. MUV through its simple, engaging and safe way generates new motivations and habits in mobility, in home-school and home-work trips. Employees and students commute and through competitions and rewarding, earn points in a sustainable and healthy way: walking, biking, scootering or even carpooling or using public transport.
These are the results that our athletes get with MUV simply by playing during the tournaments:
Thanks to the active mobility practiced with MUV, every day, we take care of our health and that of the planet. You just have to download the app and join our healthy community!
Employees of INAIL, LIST, ISPRA, Fondazione Unipolis, Fondazione CRT and many others have already turned colleagues into sustainable mobility athletes and actively contributed to reducing emissions.
Whether it is a sustainability project for employees or sponsorship for our champions, companies and organizations play as well the game of change.