Remember the days when your father teaches you to ride the bike? That happy day when you finally graduated from your trainer wheels and felt so proud for being a big boy/girl because you are finally rolling on just two wheels? Riding a bike is more than just a children’s activity. In fact, a lot of adults are into it.
Aside from partaking in a cycling holiday in Italy to see the country and meet friends, there are a lot of other reasons to get into the cycling hobby.
Benefits of cycling as a hobby
- It will make you healthier
Cycling is a form of low-key exercise. You get your heart, muscles, and blood flow going without feeling the mental pressure unlike that of being in the gym. Regular exercise is needed to have a healthy body. Cycling is a safe form of exercise that people with medical conditions like diabetes, cancer, and even pregnant women are encouraged to cycle as their form of exercise.
- Improve your mental health
The act of cycling alone releases endorphins and adrenaline in your body which are responsible for making you happy. Cycling with a group can lighten your mood and cycling alone can help you have the time you need to think about things and clear off your mind. It is pretty much like going for a walk, only this time it is faster. Thus, people who suffer from depression or anxiety often turn to cycling to manage their condition.
- Lose weight naturally
Cycling will help you sweat and move all parts of your body. Thus, you will be able to sweat all the fats out and gain muscles. Also, because it is a form of exercise, you can ditch your strict diet and enjoy a variety of food because you will burn them when you go for a ride.
- Help you sleep better
Exercising will tire your body and lead you to have better sleep at night. But more than being tired, riding outside and being exposed to sunlight gets your circadian rhythm back in shape allowing you to have a better sleeping pattern which leads to better sleep quality.
- Save the earth
Riding your bicycle to work can save yourself from stagnant traffic. Not only that, your bike does not produce any carbon monoxide waste, therefore, making it an eco-friendly choice. Not only are you keeping your body in a healthy shape by riding, but you are also watching out for your environment when doing so.
- Improve your social life
Take your wife on a date on top of the hill by cycling, or improve your relationship with your children by teaching them every weekend. You can also make new friends through joining a cycling holiday, or even meet the love of your life in ultra-distance cycling. Those two wheels will get you far in distance, and even in your social life.
Pick up your bike, regain your passion for cycling and see how it can help improve the quality of your life.