40 reasons why you need to ride a bicycle

Cycling | 2018

The human body requires moderate to intense physical activity, for at least 30 minutes a day. With the arrival of the warm season, the opportunities for outdoor exercise are extremely varied, and specialists recommend cycling during this period because it is considered a relaxing activity, suited for groups - friends or family - or individuals. The benefits of physical, psychic and social nature turn cycling into a suitable sport for all ages.

Physical benefits are numerous, thanks to the involvement of the muscles that in other sports are less required, and also involves a significant effort of the whole body.

  1. Tones and strengthens the muscles
  2. Treatment for diabetes
  3. Improves cardiovascular functions
  4. Increases energy level
  5. Reduces muscular pain
  6. Help with weight loss
  7. Reduces the risk of cancer
  8. Treatment for arthritis
  9. Helps weight loss
  10. Builds bone density
  11. Develops the lungs and keeps them healthy
  12. Strengthens the immune system
  13. Increases physical strength
  14. Improves posture
  15. Promotes joint mobility

Mental benefits come in addition to physical benefits:

  1. Diminishes stress
  2. Increases self-confidence
  3. Enhance your navigation skills
  4. Stimulates the brain
  5. Influences mental well-being
  6. Reduces anxiety and depression
  7. Develops creativity
  8. Creates positive dependencies
  9. Helps with overcoming one’s limits

Social benefits are addressed to both those who join cycling clubs and those who choose to spend regular outdoor time with their loved ones:

  1. Time spent with friends and family
  2. Helps to develop camaraderie
  3. Influence communication skills
  4. Create new relationships
  5. Facilitates the discovery of new routes
  6. Favors finding a mentor

The bonus is provided by the wide impact that cycling has on a person's life and at the same time on society:

  1. Enables time-saving
  2. Facilitates a restful and long sleep
  3. Improves sexual life
  4. Allows frequent snacks
  5. Reduces the level of fatigue
  6. Creates opportunities to engage in charity
  7. Develops a propensity for other sports
  8. Helps reduce pollution
  9. Maintains skin elasticity
  10. Fluid traffic

Cycling is easy to integrate into one’s daily routine, being a healthy, fun activity and a form of exercise with a low negative impact. In this way, once people access a private health insurance that includes preventive medical services they will have better chances to preserve their health for a longer time.

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