5 reasons you should take up cycling
Whether you're wanting to get fit or reduce your carbon footprint, cycling has many benefits.
Here are our top 5 reasons you should get on your bike, literally.
Cycling can improve your mental health
Cycling can help reduce depression, stress, and anxiety. By taking up cycling it means you will be outdoors often, which is beneficial as it can make you feel energized and revitalized. When you are outside amongst nature it can also help give you a more positive outlook on life.
Riding your bike for around 30 minutes each day can help boost your memory while improving your creative thinking, which in turn could help you be more productive at work. Aerobic exercises help reduce anxiety, so although you could opt to go running instead, cycling is low impact which means you’re less likely to sustain an injury from this form of exercise. If you health problems, you can still join in the cycling fun with electric bikes that can assist with riding up hills, with loads, or with long distances.
You'll lose visceral fat
Any form of cardio exercise with result in the loss of the nasty visceral fat that can cause health issues down the track. A lot of people say they don’t have time to fit exercise into their busy schedule, but by commuting on your bike, you can make the time for exercise.
It's low impact
Cycling won't leave you with the sore ankles and knees like running might. This is because the bike bears your weight, making it a much lower impact form of exercise. Perfect if you already have joint pain.
You'll reduce your carbon footprint
More people are wanting to avoid taking public transport to avoid the risk of COVID-19. By riding your bike to work, you can avoid getting the bus or train, save yourself some money, and it’s better for the environment to travel this way. Cycling to work also reduces your carbon footprint.
You'll save money on petrol
And all the costs that come with cars! Need we say more?