Many people look for ways in which to tone, lose weight, and get fit. With spring in the air, there has never been a better time to take up cycling. Perhaps you own a bicycle, and it is collecting dust in your garage, or maybe you have not owned a bike since you were a kid, it is an excellent time to begin a biking regime.
Cycling has many health benefits which includes improving your heart health, lowering bad cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, makes your bones stronger, increases muscle tone, stress reducer, reduces the pain of arthritis, reduces back pain, helps with weight loss, improves circulation, and improves digestion.
The best benefit to cycling is it makes you feel stronger and healthier and gives you more energy to do the things you need to in your everyday life. Obviously, the legs become stronger, but cycling exercises the entire body, in other words, if you choose to bike regularly, you are going to look and feel fabulous.
If you live close enough to your work or school, consider riding your bike since this provides two benefits, gives you a morning workout and clears your mind for the upcoming day, and it is easier on the environment than driving your vehicle.
Women entering or post menopause can benefit from cycling since exercise boosts the mood, and can help a great deal when hormones are fluctuating. A last benefit is the scenery; with cycling it gives you the chance to see many of the sites that you probably miss when you are driving.
If you plan to take up cycling, begin slow, if you have not been on a bike in 25 years, you do not want to try to ride five miles. Make sure you wear protective gear such as a helmet, kneepads, and elbow pads. This protects you in the event of a fall. Most of all have fun getting in shape and feeling good about it.