An Apple a day keeps a doctor away, ever thought cycling can do the same too? Recently, cycling culture has gained massive momentum in the country. It’s a low-impact workout for people of all ages as it doesn’t cause any stress on the joints. It is the best option for people with joint pains and stiffness.
Many kinds of research have shown that cycling can help with cardiovascular health. A study was done in 2017 which suggested that people who cycle to work experienced notable health benefits.
Here are some benefits of cycling:
- May help with weight loss:
Obesity is one of the major concerns of people nowadays, due to their sedentary lifestyle. People usually go for bikes or cars for riding a short distance, switching these with cycling would contribute to your weight loss journey. As 45 to 60 mins of cycling helps burn up around 300 calories.
- Prevents you from a lifestyle disease
Cycling regularly helps in keeping away certain lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, PCOS, and cardiovascular diseases. Regular cycling helps in keeping blood sugar levels in check.
- It will help strengthen your legs
Cycling improves your lower body strength and functioning, it doesn’t overstress your joints. It mainly targets your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves.
- Make your balance, posture, and coordination better
As you stabilize your body to keep your cycle upright, it contributes to improving your overall balance and coordination. For the prevention of falls and fractures improved balance is very important, which will initially reduce your risks of injury.
- Prefect start for your morning routine
Starting your day with a healthy activity like cycling wakes you up by boosting your blood circulation and allows you to kick start your day with a sense of productivity.
Throughout the day, you may tend to make healthy and positive choices.
CYCLING DRAWBACKS AND SAFETY:
Exposure to elements and dangerous drivers are one of the biggest drawbacks of cycling. The risk of accidents is pretty high, whether in urban or rural areas.
Therefore, always follow traffic rules, and use caution while cycling on busy roads. And invest in high-quality helmets and safety gears.