5 Healthy Reasons To Ride a Bike
It is spring, which means that it is perfect weather to get active outside!
Whether you are a seasoned athlete or looking to find a new way to get summer ready, there are great options. One of these options includes bike riding. Whether you haven’t gotten on a bike since you were a child or not, biking is easy to get back into and there are some great health benefits as well!
Choosing to ride your bike to work or around town not only helps with pollution and traffic, but it can also help you save money, all while getting your body in top shape! Read more to find out why bike riding is great for your body and ways to ease yourself into a beginner biking workout!
High Burn Calorie Rate
While burning calorie isn’t all what working out is about, it is a little bit! What is better than burning calories, without even realizing it?! Riding a bike on a scenic trail or downtown may add for some extra distractions, without you looking to see how far you have gone!
Making time to work out
If you are someone who struggles to find time to work-out before or after work, but you live in an area that is safe to bike, then you may make your commute to and from work, your workout! You can choose which days of the week you will opt to ride instead of driving, and that will be your workout for the day!
Sculpting your body
There are very few workouts that will enable you to tone almost every part of your body, while helping the environment, all while saving you money. Biking on a weekly basis not only tones your legs (including your glutes, calves and buttocks) but also your upper body (back and arms).
For those that workout on a regular schedule, you may notice that you have a lot more energy when you work out, then when you skip a day of training. If you are looking for a natural boost in energy, choosing to bike ride may be just the answer!
Perfect for Joints and Injuries
One of the reasons some people find it hard to workout may be because of a previous injury. Riding a bike is similar to swimming as it is low-impact and allows you to get a significant workout in, without adding extra stress to your joints and muscles.