June 7, 2018 / by Vishy Singh / In City / 2 Comments

The Benefits Of Riding A Bike

Millions of people ride bikes on a daily basis. Whether they do it because it is a way of leading a healthy lifestyle, or because it saves them money, cycling is one of the most commonly used means of transport worldwide. In this article we are going to discuss about the benefits that one can acquire from cycling.

Being physically active is really important in order to be healthy and fit, so that’s why riding a bike is one of the healthiest activities there is. It brings a lot of benefits to the human body, and some of them are shown in the following list.

  • Reduces anxiety and depression.

  • Cuts heart disease and cancer risk.

  • Increases cardiovascular fitness.

  • Increases muscle strength and flexibility.

  • Improves joint mobility.

  • Decreases stress levels.

  • Improves posture and coordination.

  • Strengthens bones.

  • Promotes weight loss.

  • Improves lung health.

Apart from being healthy, riding a bike is definitely the cheapest means of transport if we don’t take walking into consideration. There are many ways in which cycling can save you money.

  • You save the money that you would have spent on gas or public transport.

  • Bikes are less expensive to buy, and are 20 times cheaper to maintain compared to a car.

  • Parking can be a huge expense, and most of the times bikes can be parked for free.

  • It even saves money meant for a gym membership, since riding a bike makes you stay fit.

  • It also saves time since you won’t get stuck in traffic, which is pretty common when using a car or public transport.

The last benefit from cycling is that it is environmentally friendly. Riding a bike creates zero pollution, and that’s why many countries around the world motivate their citizens to ride bikes and you never have to worry about gas bills or anything of the sort again. There are even mobile apps such as Mobycy which help people cover a short distance without any wait at a very nominal cost.

Fun fact – It is one of the disciplines that has been contested at the Olympics since its very start in 1896.

People ride bikes in every time of the year. In order to do so, it is important to be ready for different weather conditions.

Winter

  • Dress for the weather.

  • Invest in good lights.

  • Invest in punctures and mudguards.

  • Pack extra gear.

  • Take warm drinks with you.

Summer

  • Acclimate and protect yourself.

  • Plan ahead.

  • Hydrate right.

  • Wear sunscreen.

  • Ride in the morning or evening.

Written by:

Josh Wardini, Editorial Contributor and Community Manager at Webmastersjury. With a preliminary background in communication and expertise in community development, Josh works day-to-day to reshape the human resource management of digitally based companies. When his focus trails outside of community engagement, Josh enjoys the indulgences of writing amidst the nature conservations of Portland, Oregon.

 

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