Thursday, November 13, 2014

Immense Benefits of Bicycle Riding

To be fit and healthy you need to be physically good. Regular physical activity can help prevent you from annoying diseases such as obesity, heart attack, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to minimize your risk of health issues associated with a modern lifestyle.

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It a boost for your heart and also gives a good workout for your blood vessels and lungs. It is a cheapest way to have fun for your body and mind.


Ride To Be Fit

It only needs two to four hours a week to gain an enormous improvement to your health. Cycling is:

Low impact – it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise.
A good muscle workout – cycling uses all of the major muscle groups while you pedal to move. Cycling has been shown to get you fitter than walking, as it lifts your heart rate to a more beneficial level.
Easy – not similar to some other sports, cycling does won’t require high levels of physical skill. Most people know how to ride a bike and, once you learn, you don’t forget.
As intense as you want – cycling can be done at very low intensity to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness, but can be built up to a demanding physical workout.
A fun way to get fit – the adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle daily, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places.
Time-efficient – as a mode of transport, cycling replaces sedentary (sitting) time spent driving motor vehicles or using trams, trains or buses with healthy exercise.


Health benefits of regular cycling

Cycling is importantly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will increase your overall fitness level.

The health benefits of regular cycling include:

Increased cardiovascular fitness
Increased muscle strength and flexibility
Improved joint mobility
Decreased stress levels
Improved posture and coordination
Strengthened bones
Decreased body fat levels
Prevention or management of disease
Reduced anxiety and depression.
Things to remind

Cycling can help to protect you from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.
Riding a bike is healthy, fun and a low-impact form of exercise for all ages.
Cycling is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school or work.
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4 Ways to Make Fit Happen Each Day

A crazy thing happens when you load a room with endorphins, ambition, and fitness buffs: you look majorly motivated. That’s how we felt after an annual event where we unite the best in the fitness biz to talk exercise, food, and more. Here are some interesting and useful highlights from the day.

Make Time for Fitness

Just think what’s going to give you the most bang for your exercise buck. “Work out smarter, not longer,” says celebrity trainer Holly Rilinger, who recommends resistance training with a short rest in between sets, even if you only have 20 minutes. We suggest these strengths-building workouts.

Forget the Haters

Oh, you love marathons, but your friend might think distance running is a waste of time? Then, he doesn’t need to run one. Whether it’s CrossFit, yoga, or weight lifting, the best form of exercise is the one you stick with. “There are a million ways to work out—find something that has passion behind it,” says Rilinger.

Don’t Overdo It

While a certain degree of muscle soreness is normal the day after an intense workout, it shouldn’t prevent you from sticking to your normal routine. “If you can’t walk up the stairs, it might be too much,” says Marci Goolsby, MD, an assistant attending physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in the Women’s Sports Medicine Center in New York City. “The important thing is to stay mobile.”

Do What You Love

“If you want to do something, you do a good job,” says Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew and owner of Petite Cookies. This applies to your workouts, your career, and your cooking: find something you love, go all-in, and do it right.

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