5 Benefits of Cycling

Cycling is not just a fun activity to do when you're bored, or when you have to get somewhere in a city. It has certain health benefits that we explore below.
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Blog Published : May 30, 2019
Edited : June 15, 2023

Cycling is a great way to keep in shape and being an eco-friendly way of transport at the same time. If you’re an avid cyclist, then you’re also a multitasker. Doing exercise, while actively saving money and also being an eco-warrior at the same time is quite something. If you’re not, then now’s the time to start. Hop on a bike and see what you’ve been missing.

Ljubljana marshes
Ljubljana marshes

1. Cycling helps with cardiovascular function

Cycling is an aerobic activity which gives your heart, lungs and blood vessels a good workout. It’s an ideal exercise as it’s simple and effective. It promotes good health and wellbeing and also lowers your blood pressure long term.

2. Cycling increases muscle strength and flexibility

While riding a bike you also tone your calf, thigh and arm muscles. This is an overall physical workout which boosts your fitness and improves your flexibility. It’s also a low impact exercise as it causes less strain and injuries than other types of activities.

3. Cycling helps with weight loss

Cycling is a great way to lose weight and have some fun at the same time. It’s an excellent exercise for burning calories and for maintaining a lean body structure. Even exercise-phobes will enjoy this fun outdoor activity.

4. Cycling helps with arthritis

Cycling is known to be one of the best exercises to prevent and reduce arthritis. It improves strength, balance, and coordination and as a low impact exercise places little stress on joints. Muscle flexing has a very beneficial effect and cycling gives you plenty of that.

5. Cycling reduces stress

Stress management is very important for overall health and cycling is a great way to achieve that. Regular bike riding reduces stress and anxiety which is a direct effect of exercise itself and because of enjoyment, it brings. Cycling also has a positive effect on depression and it’s an exercise most people can manage.

Have you reached for your cycling helmet yet? There are so many pros for riding your bike, it would almost be a crime not to do it. Cycling is also a great way to explore and enjoy some fresh air, so next time you want to do some sightseeing while traveling, Bike tour Ljubljana is the way to do it.

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