Health Benefits of Cycling

Benefits of Riding

One benefit of riding a bicycle can be that it doesn’t feel like exercise. We all have exercises we dread, so why not energize yourself with an exhilarating ride instead? Even if you decide to bike in areas you usually drive by, you might be surprised by what you notice and appreciate being outside taking it all in! You don’t need to log hundreds of miles to see the health benefits of riding either. Even your commute to work can reduce stress and boost resting heart rate. Because biking is mainly an aerobic activity, your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. Regular physical activity can also help protect you from serious diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis, according to The Better Health Channel. So enjoy the outdoors like a kid again and hop on a bike!

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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015