Although running is also a great way to lose weight, if you’re on the larger side, this will be really tough on the body. Whereas cycling can easily support your weight as most of it is on the saddle, and not smashing through your feet when they strike the ground (ouch.)
More oxygen, quicker
Your lungs work a lot harder when you ride. An adult can use up to 10 times more oxygen riding than they need when sitting in front of the TV. So when you start to cycle daily, your heart and lungs will start working more efficiently which means they will get more oxygen, quicker. Also meaning you can exercise more for less effort.
Save the planet!
Cycling is a great way to save the planet. Unlike a car, you are not releasing all that toxic carbon into the air. Not only that, you’re staying fit at the same time, it’s three times faster than walking, AND twenty bicycles can be parked in the same space as one car. Just think about it…
Not more pumping out pollution.
If you’ve been feeling stressed recently, riding can help with that. It’s a change of scenery, in the outdoors and you can go wherever you want to! Why not change it up and go and follow a bike trail in the woods, or around a lake. You’re keeping fit and taking in the scenery. It’s all about feeling good about yourself and staying active releases your happy endorphins. You’ll get home with a smile on your face and have the best sleep ever!
Just like any other vehicle on the road, bicycles should be insured too. So if for any reason you should have an accident, you can put in a claim and get compensated for it! Cycle claims specialists normally give you a free consultation and then they will then decide on the right action to take for you.
Riding with the baby
If you are pregnant, cycling is a great way to stay healthy, and your baby will benefit from it just as much as you! Mums-to-be who stay fit and active during their pregnancy will have an easier, labour, recover faster and have a better overall mood throughout the exciting nine months.
Burning fat even when you’ve stopped moving
It has been said that even after we have stopped cycling, our bodies are still burning fat and calories. So say you have been cycling for 30 minutes and decide to stop, your body is still working for a few hours afterwards. Imagine that!
The fitter you get -the better the rewards.
You don’t have to do this alone; you could make an afternoon of it with your friends or family! Chose a day when the weather is nice, make a picnic and chose your destination. What’s better that quality family time and burning calories?
So why not choose cycling as your outlet?