While a gale isn’t really an ideal time for biking, don’t let potholes, mud, and wet roads get you down. Take advantage of the dry spells that the city often experiences between episodes of heavy rain and restore your health by cycling. Buy a bicycle, it will always be a good investment. You also need implements such as: helmet, gloves (optional) and knee pads. Set aside some time each week to pedal; in the blink of an eye cycling will become your new passion. While it’s unreasonable to expect a pothole-free empty road in every city, there are still plenty of remarkably clear roads where you can ride a bike.
These are some of the benefits of cycling
Cycling not only offers physical benefits, but it is also an excellent tool to help you clear your mind. Several health experts say that among the few things that allow us to relax and exercise at the same time, is cycling. It also helps improve reflexes, balance, and coordination.
Riding a bike is one of the best ways to lose those extra pounds. Because it is a cardio exercise, cycling helps the body shed fat quickly. Studies say that simply riding a bike at a moderate or fast speed for no less than 30 minutes can help your body burn calories for an hour or more, even after you stop exercising.
Cycling improves your endurance and physical condition
Some studies have indicated that people who cycle 30 km or more per week are less likely to suffer from heart disease. Also, being a no-load exercise, cycling has minimal risk of injury unless you lose your balance. With less pressure applied to the joints, they are not bearing the brunt that other exercises can cause.
Get a complete workout with cycling, which also helps improve your cardiovascular health. This exercise has a positive impact on your heart and lungs because it helps improve blood flow and the rate at which oxygen passes through the body.
Cycling improves sleep
Several studies estimate that riding a bike regularly actually improves sleep. We know that lack of sleep can have a detrimental impact on your overall health, so if you suffer from insomnia especially, you should start cycling. Cycling is often said to help you fall asleep faster and also help you sleep better.
A growing number of experts say that cycling relieves emotional stress, improves biorhythm, helps tell your body to relax, and produces great well-being.
Practicing together is better
From my personal experience, riding a bike with friends or with your partner makes the practice much more pleasant and even romantic. Creating cherished memories for all. Likewise, going to work or school by bicycle is a pleasant and healthy way to change the routine, and even to take care of the environment. Make it a goal to swap the car for the bike at least once a week.
Several studies show that after joint participation in a physical challenge or activity, couples reported feeling more satisfied with their relationships. Better yet, they felt more in love with their partner. Do not hesitate, this is an original way to plan a different date with the person you love. This suggests that sharing a fitness goal (like training for a 50K), going on regular rides together, or even weekend bike dates can improve the quality of your romantic relationship.
Let me know if you have ever practiced cycling and what you thought of your experience.