Why Cycling Should Be One of Your Go-To Exercises

When it comes to exercise, there are some that are much better than others. While it is certainly true that some exercise is better than no exercise, certain forms of exercise bring a little bit more benefit to the body than others. One great way to stay in shape, especially as you age, is cycling. Grabbing a bike and going for a spin is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise. Read on to find out why you should add cycling to your workout routine.

It Really Tones Your Lower Half

Almost everyone I know needs to lose weight in 2 places: the stomach and the rear! Cycling is a great way to tone up at least 1 of those. Since riding a bike is so leg and glute centered, it will tone up your bottom half faster than almost any other exercise. If you are looking to make a dent in the legs or derriere, then cycling is the best exercise for you.

It Burns Massive Calories

If you are just looking to burn calories as a whole, cycling may be a great choice. In an hour’s worth of riding, you may be able to burn close to 1,000 calories. Very few exercises can produce that kind of results. Keep in mind that to burn that many, you will have to be moving at a pretty good clip, but even cycling t a slower pace will help burn a lot of calories for the amount of time you spend doing the exercise.

It’s Low Effort

At first, it is going to feel like quite a bit of effort, but it won’t take long to feel more like you’re taking a leisurely ride. Do you remember how much fun it was to ride as a kid? Once you get back into the swing of riding and get over all of the soreness, it will feel a lot like that again. You’ll be able to feel the wind in your hair, explore new places, and actually enjoy your exercise instead of dreading it.

It Helps Fight Fatigue

A recent study showed that regular cyclists had less fatigue than the general population. It is thought that the healthy shape of these individuals means an efficient cardiovascular system. The better you can breathe and relay blood to the rest of the body, the less likely you are to feel tired. Getting in shape with cycling is a great way to boost your health, and also to gain more energy in a natural way.

If you are searching for a new exercise to add to the mix, give cycling a try. Not only will it get you in better health overall, but it can also be a lot of fun! Grab a bike, find a trail, and enjoy the process of getting in great shape.

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