A Two-Wheeler Can Improve Health With Little Effort

By Tom Herrin

How long has it been since you were on a bicycle?  If it has been so long that you have difficulty remembering it, you may be missing out on the benefits of this simple activity.  People spend a lot of time and effort looking for just the right kind of activity to provide them with exercise they may desperately need.  With so many sedentary jobs in the workforce today, it may take a plan to help people find something that will enable them to get the exercise they need.  Riding a bicycle is so simple that very little planning or new learning has to take place except to plan for the time to do it. 

It Is A Great Low Stress Exercise

Many people who are concerned about their aging joints and body overall look for low stress exercises.  They need to look no further than riding a bicycle.  There is no pounding on the pavement.  This makes it even easier on the joints than walking.  The position in which people ride most of the time also takes the load off of the legs.  This helps the hips, knees, ankles, and feet.  Spending 30 minutes or an hour on a bike can almost be like resting when it comes to these body parts.

It Is Great For The Heart

Any activity that continuously uses oxygen and replaces the supply as it goes is going to strengthen the heart.  It is also beneficial to the entire circulatory system.  It can increase the elasticity of the veins and arteries, which generally lowers blood pressure.  This is what aerobic exercise is all about.  It also helps to release components in the body that make people more upbeat and feel well overall.

It Can Improve Ability For Doing Everyday Activities

The routine that most people have for the things they do daily requires them to have balance and coordination.  Riding a bicycle can easily do this.  Timing and visual judgement can be improved as well.  When you consider all these things, it seems pretty simple to get on that bicycle and ride.  No it is not one of those things that is too good to be true.  This relatively low cost activity can help you to reach your goals of better health and enjoy the ride at the same time.  Give it a try and you are certain to find it to be true with very little real effort. 

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Brentwood, CA.

 

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