Cycling as an exercise


Cycling is a good cardiovascular exercise. Cycling for an hour can burn you about 400 calories. It strengthens the lower part of the body, including the muscles of your feet, hips, and buttocks.  Cycling regularly can strengthen your heart and lungs. You can ride bicycles in indoor by using an exercise bicycle.

If you are a beginner to exercise cycling, it is best to choose a flat road first. If your body is accustomed to exercising well and exercising at a higher intensity than you need, you can choose rough mountain paths. It also gives exercises to the upper part of your body. If you are using off roads for cycling it is not normal cycling, It can increase the number of burning calories than riding bicycles on a normal road.

If you are going to do cycling as an exercise aim to do it for 30-60 minutes a day and 3-5 days a week. You should warm up your body. It is better to cycle 5-10 minutes slowly. After that increase the speed up to sweating. Finally, ride the bicycle slowly for about five minutes to warm down the body.

Cycling is a high-intensity workout that increases the heart’s rate. It also helps to burn more calories. In particular, cycling is relatively less stress on your body. Cycling is an exercise that even people with arthritis problems can do because cycling reduces stress on the joints. Moreover, cycling also helps keep the body in shape. Cycling doesn’t increase the flexibility of the body. Even if your body is overweight cycling doesn’t affect it. As it doesn’t create too much stress in your joints. Do not forget that wearing a bicycle, helmet, gloves, shorts, etc and they will add to your safety and comfort.

Even when you have problems in back pain you can do cycling. But if you want to improve the strength and flexibility of muscles around your back you have to choose other exercises. If you are suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol levels,  high blood pressure and also from any heart disease, cycling is the best exercise for all the above. But it is better to meet your doctor and take advice before doing cycling as an exercise. If you are a pregnant mother you can do riding bicycles as an exercise by using an exercise machine. This reduces the risk of falls. But keep in mind before doing any kind of exercise it is better to take medical advice.

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