indoor cycling studio
16 Mar 2022

Benefits of Cycling

To be fit and healthyyou need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protectyou from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mentalillness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of thebest ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentarylifestyle. Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed bypeople of all ages, from young children to older adults. It only takes two tofour hours a week to achieve a general improvement to your health. It can bedone at very low intensity, to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness,but can be built up to a demanding physical workout.

Cycling:

  • 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 anaerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all geta workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased bodytemperature, which will improve your overall fitness level. The health benefits ofregular 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 improveboth physical and mental health and can reduce the chances of experiencing many healthproblems.


Stress reduction may be a significantconsequence of routine bicycle use and should be regarded by decision-makers asanother possible advantage of its promotion, according to a study titled"The association between bicycle commuting and perceived stress: across-sectional study."

 

Cycling for emotionalwell-being

 

It makes you feelbetter. Regular bikers frequently discuss the "cycling high," whichis similar to the well-known "runner's high." Cycling circulatesblood more quickly throughout your body, allowing endorphins and otherfeel-good chemicals like dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin to spread morequickly.

 

It encourages goodmental wellness. Exercise has been proved to improve self-esteem, sadness,anxiety, and stress, but cycling has been shown to be one of the most helpfulsports for the head and heart.

 

It aids in bettersleep. Regular riding can help you synchronize your circadian rhythm and lowerstress hormone levels, which can make getting appropriate restorative, deepsleep challenging.

 

It helps you rememberthings. Riding a bike aid in the formation of new memory-related brain cells.

 

Improves the abilityto think creatively. Cycling's steady, consistent movement has a calming impacton the brain, allowing both physical and mental performance to be stabilized.

 

Cycling encourages newcognitive patterns that lead to emotions of relaxation and well-being. It canbe a relaxing approach to unwind, but it can also be used as a sort ofmeditation. Concentrate on your activities, each leg movement, your breathingpattern, and the breeze on your face. You might be amazed at how quickly yourmind clears if you concentrate just on the physical feelings and activities ofriding.

 

It might come in handyfor your (ahem) bedroom activities. Cycling works the same muscles that we useto make love, thus...

  • Obesity and weight control

Cycling is a good wayto control or reduce weight, as it raises your metabolic rate, builds muscleand burns body fat. If you're trying to lose weight, cycling must be combinedwith a healthy eating plan. Cycling is a comfortable form of exercise and youcan change the time and intensity it can be built up slowly and varied to suityou. Research suggests you should be burning at least 8,400 kilojoules (about2,000 calories) a week through exercise. Steady cycling burns about 1,200kilojoules (about 300 calories) per hour.

Cardiovasculardiseases include stroke, high blood pressure and heart attack. Regular cyclingstimulates and improves your heart, lungs and circulation, reducing your riskof cardiovascular diseases. Cycling strengthens your heart muscles, lowersresting pulse and reduces blood fat levels. Research also shows that people whocycle to work have two to three times less exposure to pollution than carcommuters, so their lung function is improved.

The rate of type 2 diabetes is increasing and is a seriouspublic health concern. Lack of physical activity is thought to be a majorreason why people develop this condition. People who cycled for more than 30minutes per day had a 40 per cent lower risk of developing diabetes. Boneinjuries, arthritis and cycling. Cycling improves strength, balance andcoordination. It may also help to prevent falls and fractures. Riding a bike isan ideal form of exercise if you have osteoarthritis because it is a low-impact exercise that places little stress on joints. Cycling does notspecifically help osteoporosis (bone-thinning disease) because it is not aweight-bearing exercise.

Our Technogym Group Cycling studio at ADNEC branch isan indoor cycling experience that combines training, fun and passion. Trainwith technology and sophisticated bikes in a theatre setting. Enjoy theexperience that will blow your mind as well as body. It is a great way to burncalories too. To know more about ourpackages and offers visit www.lifelinewellness.com or call 02-5463-000 or mail us at [email protected]