How Cycling Improves Your Health


I don’t have to tell you that you need to exercise and remain physically active to stay healthy and fit. You know the benefits of exercising. But, you aren’t exercising regularly.

Although no excuse is good for not exercising, you can stay fit without going to a gym or lifting dumbbells at home. How do you do that?

All you need to do is a cycle.

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that people of all ages can enjoy and do at their comfort levels. When done to commute, it also serves your purpose to travel. If you run short on time and exercising or cycling means extra effort and time for you, then you can cycle every day to your office.

Many business leaders and fitness enthusiasts like Richard Nahas and  Rory Tucker have included cycling in their daily routine to stay fit and healthy.

Here is why you should start cycling to achieve your fitness goals.

Less strenuous: It is a low-impact exercise that doesn’t put much strain on your joints and muscles. 

Good muscle workout: Cycling uses all your major muscle groups and works on your cores.

Builds strength and stamina: When you put effort into peddling, you build stamina and improve your strength.

Intensity under your control: Unlike other forms of exercise, cycling is under your control. You can increase or decrease its intensity as you want.

Easy workout: Cycling is an easy workout. Most people know how to cycle, and it doesn’t require any intense skill and training. Children, adults, and old-aged men and women both can cycle at their convenience.

Time-efficient: If you cycle to commute to your office or the nearby grocery store, or your friend’s house, it saves you the time to exercise. You solve two purposes by cycling to commute.

Fun-filled and adventurous: Compared to other exercises that keep you indoors, cycling allows you to move freely and enjoy the adventures around. It also allows you to breathe in the fresh air.

When not treating patients or working to improve healthcare, Dr Richard Nahas enjoys reading, playing music, and riding his bicycle.

Cycling is a low-intensity cardiovascular exercise that pumps blood to your heart and makes you perspire. It improves your heart condition, strengthens your lungs, and decreases stress levels.

Peddling improves your joint mobility, posture, and coordination. It strengthens your bones and helps you build your core muscles.

People who want to reduce weight and cut down fats should cycle regularly. Like running and other cardiovascular high-intensity exercises, cycling also improves your metabolism, cuts your body fat, and helps you stay in shape.

Cycling also helps you in reducing the chances of certain autoimmune diseases like diabetes and cancer. Large-scale research in Finland found that people who cycled for more than 30 minutes per day had a 40 percent lower risk of developing diabetes.

Research has also shown that if you can reduce the chances of bowel cancer by cycling. Some evidence suggests that regular cycling reduces the risk of breast cancer.