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Cycling Towards Wellness

As the weather is getting warmer and days are getting longer, this is the perfect opportunity to dust off your bike and start cycling. Not only is it an eco-friendly hobby, and a great way to save money on gas, but biking has many benefits to help you feel your best! 


Cycling improves your coordination and balance


Cycling requires proprioception, the sense of self-movement and body position. By biking, you practice proprioception which naturally improves your coordination and balance. This is important because as you age, your sense of balance naturally declines. So by biking, you can maintain your sense of balance and stability, while boosting your health! 


Cycling is easy on the joints


Cycling is a relatively low-impact physical activity, making it a healthy alternative to high-intensity cardio activities. Because most of your body weight is supported by the seat, it is easy on the joints, making it a perfect option for anyone with back pain, arthritis, or sensitive joints. 


Cycling can help you maintain a healthy weight


Cycling is a great way to stay active and burn calories, which can help you stay in shape and maintain a healthy weight. Whether you are using a Peloton or biking to the store, cycling works out several areas of the body and is an effective workout. 


Cycling relieves stress


Biking is linked to lower stress levels and overall better mood. A 2017 study found that people who biked to work had a significantly lower risk of being stressed than people who commuted to work another way. Additionally, biking outside has been found to release serotonin levels in addition to endorphins, which further helps you manage stress.


Biking is a great spring and summer activity that brings with it an array of health benefits. Whether you prefer to use your Peloton, take a spin class, or ride your bike around town, make this the season of cycling! 

 

Photo by Coen van de Broek on Unsplash

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