Have you ever wondered why many people in the city bike to work instead of driving a car or taking public transportation?
Aside from saving you money, biking helps you get into shape. It is a healthy and fun form of exercise anyone can enjoy. Here are some of the health benefits of cycling.
It reduces stress.
How you get to work sets the tone for your day at the office. Those who drive or take public transportation are more likely to be stressed when they start the day at work compared to those who bike.
Cyclists here in the UK also do not have to worry about where to park their bikes. Bike shelter providers like kensingtonsystems.co.uk ensure secure storage for your bikes.
It lowers risk of heart diseases.
Regular biking has also been known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure.
According to a study by the University of Glasgow, cycling to work also lowers the risk of developing cancer by 45 per cent and reduces the risk of dying early by 40 per cent.
It causes fewer injuries than other forms of exercise.
Since it is a low-impact form of exercise, biking can cause fewer injuries. If you want to lose some weight but do not want to run or try other sports because of the strain they may cause to your legs, knees, ankles, biking may be right for you.
Biking is also an enjoyable exercise because it takes you to places (compared to running on the treadmill). You can easily fit biking into your daily routine by cycling to work, shops, or parks.
If you have always wanted to try biking, now is the best time. It is easier now for cyclists to travel around the city without any hassle, thanks to the many bike shelters available.