Cycling has many health benefits, particularly for those that want to lose weight. Here are just some of the great aspects of cycling:
o Cycling is one of the easiest aerobics exercises to start with because it offers a very wide range of training intensities, including very low levels of intensity.
o Cycling is a non-weight bearing exercise so it is easy on the joints, muscles and tendons.
o Cycling burns a lot of calories (more than 500 per hour at a moderate pace for someone weighing 80kgs).
o Cycling can be a relatively inexpensive activity to participate in.
o Cycling can be a very social activity and is easily performed in a group or with family and friend.
o Cycling can be done indoors or outdoors.
o Cycling provides aerobic training (for the heart and lungs), resistance training (for leg muscles) and isometric (static) resistance (for the arms and other muscles in the upper body).
o Cycling can be done relatively safely at almost any age.
o Cycling is a perfect cross-training exercise for running, swimming, skiing, etc and can add variety to any exercise program.
o Cycling is becoming safer as state governments and local city councils invest in dedicated bike tracks and designated bike lanes on city and country roads.
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