1st September 2017 at 1:57 pm #6738Adam SmithParticipant
Cycling is one of those super sports that can keep so many health problems at bay, even without your knowledge. As you ride around or to work on your Danish bike, many benefits come along with riding your bikes and enjoying the moments daily. Here are 5 serious health problems that can be prevented by enjoying a ride, every day you get out from work.
Obesity is one of the more severe problems that are threatening the lives of many people in the world. As times change, many unhealthy and sweet foods are consumed by an otherwise dormant and less inactive lifestyle that does not embrace manual engagements. Well, that should not be a problem if you have a bike in your garage.
A ride on the bike raises the rate of your metabolism thus enabling you to burn some fat for the provision of energy. As you ride around your block, your body burns off some fat, thus providing energy to keep the physical exercise up. What is more, you will build some muscles.According to research, an efficient ride should help you burn around 2000 calories on a weekly basis.A steady cycling regimen can help you burn as much as 300 calories in an hour.
Cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack are also a major problem in the world today. Cycling stimulates your heart, lungs and your blood circulation, thus reducing the risk and exposure to cardiovascular infections.
The effect of cycling against the cardiovascular problems is that it strengthens the muscles of your heart and lowers the pulse while you are at rest. At the same time, riding reduces the levels of fat in the blood. Cycling to work also leaves your 3 times less exposed to pollution than when you are in a car.
The number of diabetes type 2 problems have been on the rise lately, and more people are falling sick. The number one reason that is attributed to diabetes type 2 is physical exercise. According to a study done in Finland, there is a 40% lesser risk of exposure to diabetes when you spend at least thirty minutes a day riding your bike.
Bone Injuries and Arthritis
According to research, it has been realized that cycling helps to improve your strength, coordination, and balance. It also helps to reduce fractures and falls. According to research, it has also been proven that people suffering from osteoarthritis find it relieving to ride a bike than do other exercises. This is because cycling is a low impact workout exercise that does not cause a lot of stress to the joints.
Stress and Mental Problems
Depression, stress, and anxiety are amongst the major problems that are affecting people around the globe. There are all kinds of atrocities that people go through daily, resulting in stress. It is known that the number of cases of committed suicide is increasing as each day progresses. A ride on your bike gives you an outlet for relieving off your stress. Exercises often distract us, and a bike is a sure way to get some distraction as you continue living.
Taking care of your health at all costs is important. Consider riding to your grocery store or to work as a bonus to your staying healthy. Riding will only cost you some few minutes or an hour in the least, and you will have the chance to keep yourself healthy. Always keep in mind to ride a bike that fits you appropriately. Additionally, find a bike whose colors make you happy, and you will find yourself more thrilled to take a ride.
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