5 reasons to get on your bike, for your body’s sake

It’s no secret that cycling offers a whole host of health benefits. It increases your endurance and strength, making you healthier and happier. Doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of cycling a day to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

We’ve listed a few of our favourite benefits below…

Calorie Burning – For hours after you finish your cycle, your metabolic rate continues to burn off those excess calories from that cake you had earlier, at a higher rate. This will result in you losing weight… best lay off the cake too!

A Healthier Heart – Heart rate and blood flow increase during cycling, meaning you’ll have stronger and healthier organs. This lowers your risk of getting illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

More Brain Power – Cycling boosts the production of new brain cells and neurotransmitters – your body’s chemical messengers. This means a healthier and faster functioning brain. Memory, focus and problem-solving skills will improve significantly, so you’ll be able to make light work of your to-do list.

Low Impact – Unlike running, cycling doesn’t put as much pressure on your knees, ankles, hips and joints. This is more likely to keep you injury free over the season.

Sleep Better – Feeling stressed? Jump on the bike! Cycling reduces the stress hormone, cortisol, in your body. Being stress free means a good-quality sleep, a plus if you suffer from insomnia.