• Pedal to Work

    Posted on May 3, 2012 by Lola Kristiani in Activities.

    After walking, bicycling is probably one of the easiest ways to exercise. Exercise in general has been shown to decrease anxiety and stress levels, and bicycling is a fun way to exercise alone or with friends and family.

    Did you ever think to try cycling to your office? Not only to reduce environmental pollution, cycling to work saves money on gas and time since cyclists rarely get stuck in traffic; it’s also to promote healthier lifestyle. Bicycling to work is great for your overall health and well-being.

    Cycling to work is a good way to fit regular exercise into your daily routine. Research shows that riding to work has health benefits. What health benefits can you expect from the cycling to work? Below are the 5 benefits you’ll get:

    • You get healthy exercise from bicycling. Cycling build strength in a holistic manner since every part of our body is involved in cycling.  It’s also a good way to build stamina. It is a low impact form of exercise, saving your joints from damage. Studies show that riding your bicycle to work can increase your cardiovascular fitness by 3 to 7 percent. There’s evidence that cycling regularly can increase your heart health and may reduce your risk of a heart attack.
    • Regular bicycling helps with personal weight management. It is a great initial activity for people who are obese and help them on their way to a healthier life. Riding a bike burns plenty of calories, although exactly how many depends on your pace. You can lose weight by biking.
    • If you cycling to work, you won’t have to go to the gym to get your exercise, and you’ll feel the same positive benefits. You’ll save yourself time and money to do something else.
    • Cycling to work may help improve your coordination and balance, because this is an activity that involves the whole body – hands, arms, feet, body, and eyes. This has added benefits of helping to prevent further issues related to falls, such as fractures, bruises and other injuries.
    • Your body will release endorphins when you cycle, just like it will when you work out or go for a run. Reduce stress and depression, and improve well-being and self esteem. You’ll be healthy and happy when you get to work—it doesn’t get any better than that.

    So, cycling is a great way to exercise and achieve healthy levels of fitness and activity. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment. Using your bike to get around is a great way to stay active as part of your everyday activities. Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. Want to give it a shot?

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