We all know that we should exercise more, but with the average Australian living a lifestyle far busier than any previous generation, this is easier said than done. If you’re looking for an inexpensive form of exercise that is easy to slot into even the most tightly packed schedule, cycling is perfect. Here are just a few of the health benefits that regular cycling offers:

 

  • Less injury – when you haven’t exercised in the while or perhaps have gained weight since you last exercised, your chances of experiencing joint-impacting injuries are much higher if you undertake running or gym workouts again. Should such an injury occur, it’s likely to take a long time for you to recover. Being an extremely low impact form of exercise, cycling is unlikely to cause this. This means you’ll be able to form a habit without sprains and strains disrupting you.

 

  • Less stress – we all know about the infamous ‘runner’s high’. What you might not know is that most forms of cardiovascular exercise done with regularity can create this as well. In fact, it can have such an impact on your mood and wellbeing that stopping it could give you signs of withdrawal, even if you’ve only been doing it for a mere 30 minutes every day!

 

  • More time – If you’re struggling to justify taking time to exercise, you aren’t alone. For many people, even 30 minutes a day is time that they choose not give up. However, as traffic in most Australian capitals gets worse, you might find that swapping your daily commute for a bike ride gets you to work on time – without having to sit in traffic or compromise on family responsibilities. Plus, you’ll be able to get to work without having sat idle for an extended period of time, ensuring your back, neck and key body parts don’t seize up.

 

  • More overall fitness – Cycling is cardiovascular exercise, but it also helps to boost your strength and stamina, increasing your overall fitness. Unlike other forms of exercise, all the major muscle groups are targeted at once, giving you a full body workout. So whether you’re looking to lose weight, get generally fit or take your exercise to the next level, cycling is the perfect activity to achieve your goal.

All you need to get going on this form of fitness is to head out and buy a bike and helmet. Get started today! Get in touch now or visit us instore.