Cycling & Health
When it comes to exercise, cycling is a great way to achieve good health and fitness. It’s also one of the easiest ways to exercise – it doesn’t cost a fortune, and you can do it almost anywhere.
Cycling helps you loose weight
As a form of anaerobic exercise, cycling can be a great way to get a good workout. Since it works your cardiovascular system, cycling is also associated with reduced risk of heart disease. Don’t be put off if you’ve never cycled before or don’t think you’re healthy enough, start small with gentle rides, then build yourself up over time as your fitness improves. If you'd like some, we can provide you with cycle training to help you get started. Cycling also helps boost your metabolism, aiding your weight loss even once you’ve got off your bike!
Cycling helps reduce stress
For many people, the morning commute is one of the most stressful times of the day. For cyclists however, the commute can be a great way to unwind at the start and end of the day. Studies suggest that cyclists are more likely to feel happy and motivated on arrival at work, whilst car drivers tend to feel tired and unmotivated after their journey. As such, cycling can help to reduce depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems - and make you more productive at work!
Cycling tones your muscles
Not only does cycling burn calories, it also helps to tone and strengthen your muscles. This doesn’t just have an impact in your legs, it helps to tone your arms, shoulders and bottom too! At the same time, cycling is much gentler on your joints than high impact activities like jogging.