Have You Tried Cycling for Fitness?

Cycling is  the best form of exercise for those who are recovering from an injury, looking at cross-training options or seeking a way to preserve their knees to run a Marathon when they are 85! It gets the legs moving and the heart pumping without stressing the joints too much.
Cycling is the best form of exercise for those who are recovering from an injury, looking at cross-training options or seeking a way to preserve their knees to run a Marathon when they are 85! It gets the legs moving and the heart pumping without stressing the joints too much.

By Guest Blogger Viju Varghese

Physical fitness has always been confused with activities that help you get a well-sculpted and slender body. A lot of us avoid working out because we associate it with endless hours spent trying to fix our dreaded ‘problem areas.’ Hoping on a bike and taking it seriously can be physically rewarding as well as emotionally stimulating. Just pedaling furiously and feeling a deep burn in the muscles is a wonderful high.

The physical activity clubbed with an adrenaline-charged ride gives you one of the most power-packed workouts you can hope for.  It also energizes you for rest of the exercises that you wish to do later or your general daily activities.

With the chilly season around the corner, cycling can be real fun and fruitful too. Cycling warrants total fitness in a limited time frame and will also help you lose the winter binge.  The very act of going from place to place by bike gets your heart pumping, blood flowing and the calories burning.

The reasons that make cycling more effective are basically quite simple. Given a choice to exercise only one muscle in the body, one should always choose the heart.
The reasons that make cycling more effective are basically quite simple. Given a choice to exercise only one muscle in the body, one should always choose the heart.

This means working out for a heart that has reduced risks of various cardiovascular diseases, stroke, diabetes and cancer. A healthy heart is way more important than a mere well-built body in the long run.

The results are countless if you resolve to bike regularly. It is not an all-or-nothing proposition and following steps can help to make it a fun activity this season:

  • You, the rider, need adequate cycle riding gear, proper apparel and fluids to keep you hydrated and  energetic.
  • Your bicycle should be properly outfitted and maintained.

You need to be aware of the skills and obstacles involved. Winter riding calls for slightly different skills than the warmer months. Required skill level varies depending  on where you live, recent weather and the quality of your community’s cycling infrastructure and maintenance schedule.

The true beauty of bicycling is that its benefits are delivered so seamlessly, you don’t even notice them. The simple act of mounting the saddle and turning the pedal begins the workout.

Spin it leisurely or energetically, in both the cases the heart rate gets elevated. It increases the flow of oxygenated blood to every cell in the body, strengthens the heart and the lungs. This action, by default, delivers the full benefit of a cardio workout.

Cycling is one of the best things you can do for your physical fitness as well as mental well-being. It keeps the blood pumping and helps your body produce feel-good hormones. Fit it into your daily schedule or wake up early to bask in the morning freshness as you peddle your way to good health. The reasons to hop on to that seat are plenty, what are you waiting for?

 

FFXLOGOFirefox is a leading name in the premium bike segment in India. Based out of Greater Noida, Firefox caters to all age groups and segments of biking from MTB, Road, Hybrid, BMX to Kids.   It has tie-ups with various international brands for bikes and accessories like Trek, Tern, Shimano, Saris, Finishline, Slime, Warner Brothers, MTV and Popeye Firefox. The USP of Firefox is that it offers complete biking solutions of international standards to its customers under one roof. Viju Varghese works as the Brand Manager for Trek Bikes.

 

 

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