Are you looking to cruise around town or to explore on the roads? And don’t worry the fun about cycling is that anyone can do it! For sure you don’t have to be the winner of the Tour of France to dare on this super beneficial sport and start getting that lean and slim body!
Ready to jump on the bicycle wagon?? Don’t be surprised if someone you know or a close friend or family member is doing it already! Besides the environmental benefits riding a bike it’s also one of the most effective workouts you’ll ever do.
Here’s how it can make you a lean, fat-burning machine:
1. It makes calories run out of your body! Picture this:
A 135-pound woman pedaling 12 to 14 miles an hour blasts 488 calories in 60 minutes!
2. It tones you all over:
Have you noticed cyclists are notorious for having awesome killer legs and working the handlebar sculpts your upper body too!
3. It boosts energy!
And why? Cycling triggers your brain to release the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is linked to energy.
Patrick O’Connor, Ph.D., a professor of kinesiology at the University of Georgia at Athens says:
There’s no need to ride hard to harness the perk. People in the study who pedaled at a low to moderate pace three times a week fought fatigue best.
4. It saves your joints
Did you know riding a bike puts a lot of stress to your knees, ankles and spine thank walking or running!
5. It protects your heart!
Need any more reasons to look for the nearest trail and start pedaling?? Look for a path that will keep you on the road for at least 30 minutes so you can build up slowly but surely your pace.
Here is what you’ll need:
1. Ideal wheels
2. A helmet; safety always comes first.
3. A flash light; specially if your are planning to go out after dark or at wee hours in the morning.
4. The right pair of shoes
5. Gloves for the perfect grip.
Hope this gets you all up and excited to burn those extra calories, take out for a spin the bike that’s been sitting for years at your garage and start pedaling away those lb.’s that are covering a better you!