Cycling is a hell of fitness workout. Hitting read button already means you are one step healthier, smarter, and sexier. Here is why:
Cycling is one of the best ways to be fit and healthy. Keeping an active lifestyle will help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes, and arthritis.
There are a lot of benefits associated with cycling ranging from mental health, boosting your energy levels, getting fit and keeping your health on the right track.
It is very important for you to know that cycling for 30- minutes three times a week will improve the circulation of blood in your body and reduce the chances to develop high blood pressure or diabetes problems in the future.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association recently looked at nearly 14,000 men and concluded that those with a higher fitness level as they approached middle age were at a lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer.
It is no surprise that one of the benefits of cycling is that you are going to lose fat and tone your muscles. But do you believe that cycling will make you feel and look much younger?
Exercises in general and cycling, in particular, optimize collagen production, facilitates regenerating body cells, helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles and speed up the healing process of the body.
Cycling boosts blood ﬂow and oxygen to the brain, which ﬁres and regenerates receptors, and that helps ward off Alzheimer’s.
Cutoff sleepless nights
Insomnia is so common that you can find it in every house and at any age, but the wonderful surprise we have for you is that cycling helps you catch some quality sleeping hours at night.
A research made at Stanford University School of Medicine where insomnia sufferers were asked to cycle for 20-30 minutes every one day and another. The results were outstanding; they found out that the time required for the insomniacs to fall asleep was reduced by half, and sleep time increased by almost an hour.
Increase your happiness level
Do you believe that happiness is a science that has its researchers all over the world? Do you believe that cycling improves your happiness levels?
Did you ever experience the feeling when you finish a really hard workout, you feel like you can take over the world?
That’s because your body releases a whole bunch of feel-great hormones which are induced by exercises.
Researchers in Germany, at the University of Bonn, made a lot of research on the hormone called endorphin which is released after we do some exercises. Neurologists in Bonn University visualized endorphins in the brains of 10 volunteers before and after a two-hour cardio, they found evidence of the happy hormone in the frontal and limbic regions of the brain — areas known to be involved in emotional processing and dealing with stress.
When you do cycling, the flow of oxygen improves in your cells. A study found that just 25 minutes of aerobic exercise boosts at least one measure of creative thinking.
Researchers from the University of Illinois found that cycling led to an improvement of up to 15 percent in mental tests. That’s because cycling helps build new brain cells in the area responsible for memory, which deteriorates from the age of 30.
A survey of 600 men and women commissioned by The British Heart Foundation found that cyclists were perceived as 13-percent more intelligent and cooler than other people, and 23 percent said a cyclist would be their preferred blind-date.
But Cycling has some disadvantages too…
You need to know some disadvantages ahead of you if you decided to use your bike every day. According to Forbes, a good bike might cost you from INR 15K to 100K. You may need to increase other things to your bike like flashlights, special kind of shoes, etc. which will need more money.
Finance is not the only obstacle here, what about making “Cycling” your steady ride every day, you will reach your workplace all sweaty and smelly. Please keep that in mind.
You should consider how much time you are going to spend on the bike because if roads are bad, your neck and shoulders will ache and you may end up with back pain if you’re regularly carrying your laptop backpack to and from work.
Anyway, don’t forget that cycling is an activity you can keep on doing for the rest of your life.
Hope this article helped you to make smarter decisions in your life.