If you are looking for a leisure activity that can keep you active all day long, take a look at the reasons why cycling is so good for fitness legs, and general mental health. The average person doesn’t spend more than two hours each week on a stationary bike, and that time is mostly wasted if they don’t get any use out of it. Many people who try to get fit on a stationary bike end up dropping the idea after a few months because they feel too weak and sore to ride. This is actually a big problem. Most exercises that target the upper body and cardio have the effect of strengthening your legs and core, which makes you more limber, especially if you start taking regular bike rides.
Besides getting stronger, a well-rounded workout with cycling results in better posture, which is great if you plan on playing sports like tennis or field hockey. When you’re riding a bicycle, you’re keeping your entire body-centered instead of leaning over each shoulder as you do with so many regular exercise bikes. This can reduce back pain and knee pain caused by over leaning. Also, if you get serious about exercise bikes, you may want to consider investing in some of the new recumbent bikes that are easier on your body than even some of the traditional upright models.
There are tons of different benefits to be had from cycling, but if you have a bike already, there’s no excuse not to get some good use out of it. Make sure you invest in a quality bike that offers a comfortable ride, and always make sure you are keeping your posture correct. Also, don’t forget your music! Between the sounds of nature, the bounce of the pedals, and the clatter of road debris you’ll be doing plenty of listening during your workout routine, you’ll find yourself wanting to hear as much as possible while you’re riding!