5 Reasons Why Cycling Is Good For Your Overall Health & Wellbeing

5 Reasons Why Cycling Is Good For Your Overall Health & Wellbeing

The following contribution is from another author.

It’s no secret that cycling is good for you, but there are a lot of misconceptions out there about what it can do for your body. I’m here to tell you that if you’re already taking advantage of electric bicycle rentals for your daily commute, or if you’ve been thinking about getting on the bike, here are ten health benefits to consider:

1) Cycling helps keep your heart healthy and strong.

A study done by the University of Aberdeen found that cyclists were significantly less likely to have high blood pressure than non-cyclists. The study also found that those who cycled regularly had lower cholesterol levels than those who didn’t cycle at all.

2) Cycling can help improve your mood and reduce stress levels.

When we exercise, our bodies release endorphins—the same peptides that are released when we’re happy or feel pleasure. Endorphins help us manage stress and anxiety, so when we ride our bikes regularly, we’re giving ourselves a much-needed dose of good vibes!

3) It can help prevent injuries.

Cycling strengthens muscles, bones, and joints by working them harder than usual during an aerobic activity like running or swimming (which tend to be non-weight bearing activities). This helps prevent injuries from occurring down the road due to weak muscles or poor posture alignment caused by overuse injuries like shin splints or plantar fasciitis (heel pain).

4) It can help you lose weight.

Cycling is one of the best ways to burn calories and lose weight. A study from the University of Colorado found that people who cycle for just 30 minutes each day lost more weight than those who walked or jogged.

5) You’ll sleep better.

Studies show that people who get regular exercise sleep better than those who don’t. And when it comes to getting a good night’s rest, cycling is one of the best options around: studies show that it can help reduce stress levels and improve mood, which helps keep your mind clear while you snooze.

Bottomline

Cycling provides a wide range of health benefits for both athletes and casual cyclists. Interestingly, though, it does have its fair share of risks, namely due to its high intensity and the dangers posed by cars. But overall, cycling is good for your health. That’s why you should consider cycling—either as a method or a pastime—if you haven’t already.

Author bio- Oren Sabag is an entrepreneur with 21 years of retail/wholesale experience. He also founded one of the first startups in the world that provided financial services to migrant workers via a mobile platform, Neema. Asaph graduated from the Y Combinator program in Silicon Valley and led his startup to a $30M valuation with an EBITDA margin of 20% and acquisition. He now runs Bone Shaker Electric Bikes in Venice and Santa Monica.

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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  • Excellent & very informative!
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