Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Benefits of cycling

Cycling is not only a professional and international sport but it's also one of the most popular forms of exercise because it appeals to a wide spectrum of people. Cycling is one of the easiest ways to exercise and can be done indoors or outdoors. Additionally, cycling can be done on an outdoor bike, a stationary upright bike or a recumbent bike.

Most gyms have upright or recumbent exercise bikes for you to use. Additionally, many gyms have an indoor cycling class that uses a spin bike, which is designed for people to easily adjust resistance, pedal fast and stand up on the pedals when riding. Check out your local gym to see about getting a free gym pass or a cheap gym membership so that you can try out these bikes.

If you are considering whether or not to try cycling, then check out our list of the following benefits of cycling:

Improves Cardio - cycling is a great way to improve your overall cardiovascular health. It also helps to reduce any risks of cardiovascular disease.

Improves Muscular Strength - Cycling can help to increase strength in your legs. Depending on the type of cycling routine, you can also develop muscular endurance.

Improves Immune System - Cycling has been linked to improving one's immune system. Exercise in general, will help your body function at a more optimal level, which results in improving how it fights off various colds and diseases.

Improves Mental Health - If you suffer from depression or anxiety, exercise can help to alleviate these conditions. Cycling is a great form of exercise that is relaxing enough, easy enough, and when done outdoors, can be a real peaceful, refreshing experience.

Increases Longevity - Exercise has been proven to increase one's lifespan. Cycling is one of the most popular forms of exercise that helps to increase one's lifespan due to being in better overall health.

Lose Weight - Cycling can be a great way to lose weight. Whether you are considered obese or overweight, cycling can help you lose weight by getting your heart rate up, increasing your metabolism and burning off the body fat.

Low Impact - Perhaps one of the greatest, and least known, benefits of cycling is that it's easy on the joints. Unlike high impact exercises like running outdoors or sports like basketball, cycling is low impact and doesn't cause any joint pain. Additionally, it helps to strengthen the connective tissues within the joints. Cycling is often a preferred fitness equipment for individuals who have suffered a lower leg injury because it's easy on the joints.

Improves Coordination - Cycling helps to improve your coordination. If you are riding a bike outdoors, then you will have to pedal, balance and steer throughout your ride. These actions will help to improve your levels of coordination and focus.

Fitness first gyms offer a range of classes to help improve your fitness, spinning classes mean you can enjoy the health benefits of cycling without having to endure any adverse weather conditions, with like-minded friendly people.

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  1. Hi Beth, hope all is well with you and Khai in SD. Take care and be blessed always. Miss and love u! :)

  2. I think cycling is something Orly and I should try! ♡

  3. the last time I rode on a bike was early in college. for some reasons, it seems like i already lost my balance and i couldn't ride the bike anymore. now, i got old, i think my bones and my heart are no longer up to it.. :(

  4. i just bought my mountain bike. i never thought i will enjoy it but i liked cycling from 6 am :D

  5. Cycling is something I haven't done much as an exercising program, but if my bike has regular maintenance I would totally take it out once a week. I LOVE BIKING!