Why ride a bike?

Physical healthHealth TipsAugust 3, 2022

Add cycling as an aerobic workout to your weekly routine for these great health benefits.

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Riding a bike has so much health benefits, here are just a few:

  • Balanced lifestyle - Cycling speeds up the metabolism, burns body fat, and builds muscle – aiding in a healthy weight and body. 
  • Healthy heart - Regular cyclists experience enhanced cardiovascular functioning with a 46% lower risk of cardiovascular disease. 
  • Improves mental health - Exercise is associated with improved depression and anxiety and promotes cognitive functioning.
  • Low-impact exercise - Cycling is a great workout option for older individuals and those with weak or damaged joints. 
  • Environmentally friendly - Cycling is a friendlier option for the environment, helping reduce an individual's carbon footprint by 67%. 

Be safe – always wear a helmet, use a headlight in the evening, follow the road rules and be aware of your environment.