Health Benefits Of Cycling

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.

Rihanna’s Simple Fitness Plan

To burn fat and build muscle, Rihanna bikes for 30 to 40 minutes three to five times a week.

 

10 Health Benefits Of Cycling

 

More Reasons

Benefits of cycling as an exercise:

  • 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.

Tips

  • 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.