Countries all around the world are investing in bike infrastructures to help cut down on traffic congestion. What many people do not know is the government officials are also hoping that the citizens will be encouraged to ride for their health. Just like walking, biking can offer innumerable benefits that will improve your physical and mental capacity. Below, you will discover 4 health benefits of riding road bikes to and from work.

Improving Cardiovascular Fitness

Cardiovascular Fitness

The heart is the largest muscle in the body and if it is compromised by disease, you will not be able to function normally. In fact, the heart is responsible for the continuous circulation of blood throughout the entire body. It is basically a circulatory pump that works continuously, taking in deoxygenated blood and pumping out oxygenated blood. Riding a bike 30 minutes a day can definitely improve your cardiovascular fitness, along with decreasing your risks of coronary artery disease (CAD).

Builds Strong Muscles

When you are cycling, you are utilizing every muscle in your body. You are utilizing the lower half of your body, when you are peddling, even the muscles in your buttocks, gluteus medius, gluteus maximus and gluteus minimus. This is a low-impact exercise that does not put stress on the joints, which is great for riders, who suffer from arthritic symptoms related to rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

You are also utilizing your upper body muscles to push forward and maneuver the bike. All in all, this is one of the best physical activities that anyone can partake in. There is no doubt that cycling will build muscle mass throughout the entire body.

Burns Calories

Cycling burns more calories than walking, since you are moving at a much faster pace. Riding your bike back and forth to work will help you maintain a healthy weight. While you are peddling and pushing the bike forward, you are boosting your metabolism, which is why you are able to burn more calories. Exercising outdoors will put you in a better mood and encourage you to push your body even harder.

Mental Status

Millions of people hop aboard a public transportation vehicle every morning and evening, just to get back and forth to work. Not only is the public transportation system extremely busy, but the buses, trams and subway cars can also be extremely overcrowded. Just one person acting ugly can ruin the entire trip and put you in a foul mood. Riding a bike on a state-of-art infrastructure will not be overcrowded, so you will not need to deal with other moody people or strangers. While you are riding, you will be able to check out the scenery and enjoy a little peace and quite.

It is a scientific fact that cycling will improve mental health. Being in a good mood, before entering a place of business, will definitely help you endure the stressors that go along with being employed. The ride back home  on a good bike will also help you burn off some steam, so you can enjoy your family time, without stewing on your workday.

If you are looking to purchase a bike, check out this guide and this infographic

Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

One Comment

  1. Carl Duran says:

    I have a bit of confusion on weight loss. Though it does burns calories but it doesn’t seems to add a lot to weight loss. I’ve tried the one available in Gym… really don’t know why it doesn’t works out for me.

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 824 other subscribers.

Follow us on Twitter