By Ustunner —
Have you ever thought about the many positive effects that hopping on a bike can have in your life?
Well, there are many benefits of cycling. Most of them are unknown by many people, but as a matter of fact, cycling everyday can help to enrich our daily life.
1. First of all, cycling gives you an unconditioned sense of freedom
Riding your bike daily can give you a complete sense of freedom. This derives from the feeling you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. There are no obliged routes to take. It’s just you and your bike. Your journey is not dependent on anybody but yourself.
2. You can save a lot of time
How many times did you feel frustrated while you were sat on the top of a slow-trundling bus or stuck in morning traffic? Travelling by bike is faster than any other means of transport (besides a helicopter). It can literally half your commuting time as there’s no waiting for public transport and you can park directly outside your office or where you want to be. You don’t need to be Bradley Wiggins to beat the traffic jam with cycling!
3. It makes you incredibly fit
We have been told many times that to lose weight, the calories out must exceed calories in. So, you need to burn more calories than you take on to lose weight.
Were you aware that you can burn between 400 and 1000 an hour while cycling? What’s more is that burning calories is not the only benefit that cycling has on your health and wellbeing. According to Cambridge University Research in fact, ‘motorists swapping the car for just five minutes of riding each day would cut heart disease, diabetes and strokes’….
4. It sharps your natural sense of direction
If geography was not your ‘forte’, cycling regularly can be useful to enhance this lacking skill. When you are out on your bike in fact, you are totally free to explore new routes and surroundings. Exploring new lanes over time will provide essential exercise for your internal mapping capabilities, giving you a better idea of which way is East or West. It also improves your handling and special awareness.
5. Last but not least, you can make new friends
Ever heard about the Bikemap community? Yes, it is a proper ‘cycleholics family’ to share your passion with and it is not the only one existing! As a matter of fact, other ‘cycling clubs’ exist all over the world. Joining a cycling group is also an excellent way to grow your social circle.
Add this sociable aspect to the ﬁtness element of cycling and you’re onto a winner. So, what are you waiting for?
Do you really need other reasons why you should adopt cycling into your routine?