To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes, and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It only takes two to four hours a week to achieve a general improvement in your health. It 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.
- 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
- Good for strength and stamina: Cycling increases stamina, strength, and aerobic fitness.
Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels, and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.
Healthy benefits of regular cycling include:
- Increased cardiovascular fitness
- Increased muscle strength and flexibility
- Improved joint mobility
- Decreased stress levels
- Improved posture and coordination
- Strengthened bones
- Decreased body fat levels
- Prevention or management of disease reduced anxiety and depression.
Cycling can improve both physical and mental health, and can reduce the chances of experiencing many health problems.
- Obesity and weight control
Cycling is a good way to control or reduce weight, as it raises your metabolic rate, builds muscle, and burns body fat. If you’re trying to lose weight, cycling must be combined with a healthy eating plan. Cycling is a comfortable form of exercise and you can change the time and intensity – it can be built up slowly and varied to suit you.
Research suggests you should be burning at least 8,400 kilojoules (about 2,000 calories) a week through exercise. Steady cycling burns about 1,200 kilojoules (about 300 calories) per hour.
Cardiovascular diseases include stroke, high blood pressure, and heart attack. Regular cycling stimulates and improves your heart, lungs, and circulation, reducing your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Cycling strengthens your heart muscles, lowers the resting pulse, and reduces blood fat levels. Research also shows that people who cycle to work have two to three times less exposure to pollution than car commuters, so their lung function is improved.
- Diabetes and cycling
The rate of type 2 diabetes is increasing and is a serious public health concern. Lack of physical activity is thought to be a major reason why people develop this condition. people who cycled for more than 30 minutes per day had a 40 percent lower risk of developing diabetes. Bone injuries, arthritis, and cycling
Cycling improves strength, balance, and coordination. It may also help to prevent falls and fractures. Riding a bike is an ideal form of exercise if you have osteoarthritis because it is a low-impact exercise that places little stress on joints.
Cycling does not specifically help osteoporosis (bone-thinning disease) because it is not a weight-bearing exercise.
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