Regular cycling can help you lose weight, reduce stress and improve your fitness. It is a low-impact type of exercise, so it’s easier on your joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. But it still helps you get into shape.
To burn fat and build muscle, Rihanna bikes for 30 to 40 minutes three to five times a week.
- Cycling is not just an exercise for the legs. Contrary to general perceptions, cycling helps in building strength in a holistic manner.
- Cycling gives a workout to your heart, lungs and blood vessels, and thus reduces the risk of heart problems.
- Cycling is a slow but good way of increasing muscle tone. It is a good workout for the leg, hip and knee joints.
- Cycling builds your stamina – once you start enjoying it you can go further each time.
- Cycling outside helps you to clear your head and makes you feel better.
- As you cycle more and more, your body starts synchronising the moves and your arm to leg, and body to eye co-ordination improves.
- If you are on the heavier side, cycling can help you to reduce weight.
- Cycling improves your breathing and your heart beat in a steady manner. Cycling also uses the largest muscle group, the legs, and raises the heart rate.
- If you haven’t cycled much before or you’re out of the habit of cycling, find yourself a traffic-free area to start off in, such as your local park.
- Practise riding single-handed so you can make hand signals, and get comfortable looking over both shoulders to improve your visual awareness.