How Does Cycling Helps You?
You need to be physically active, to be fit and healthy. Regular physical activity will help protect you from serious illnesses like obesity, heart disease, asthma, mental illness, diabetes, and arthritis. Riding the bicycle on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to reduce the chance of sedentary lifestyle-related health problems.
It only takes two to four hours a week to achieve a general improvement to your health. Cycling is:
Low impact – it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise. A good muscle workout – cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal.
Easy – unlike some other sports, cycling does not require high levels of physical skill. Most people know how to ride a bike and, once you learn, you don’t forget.
Good for strength and stamina – cycling increases stamina, strength, and aerobic fitness. As intense as you want – cycling can be done at very low intensity to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness, but can be built up to a demanding physical workout.
A fun way to get fit – the adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle regularly, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places.
Time-efficient – as a mode of transport, cycling replaces sedentary (sitting) time spent driving motor vehicles or using trams, trains or buses with healthy exercise.
If you are not yet convinced that cycling is good for your health, here are a few of the things that it can contribute to your wellness:
increased cardiovascular fitness
increased muscle strength and flexibility
improved joint mobility
decreased stress levels
improved posture and coordination
decreased body fat levels
prevention or management of disease
reduced anxiety and depression.
I hope that motivates you to buy a bicycle if you don't have any.