Whether it’s a leisurely
Here are our top 10 cycling benefits for women!
Cycling helps improve your cardiopulmonary system, mobility, flexibility, and strength. In simple terms, it improves your
Reduces Risk of Chronic Diseases
Diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, obesity – these are all things none of us want to experience in life. We want to live a healthy life without any difficulties. Cycling is a proven activity to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to prevent chronic diseases. But, we can make good lifestyle choices to reduce our risk. One of those lifestyle choices for ladies is cycling.
Improves Mental Health
Cycling releases feel-good hormones such as dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin. These hormones help improve our mood in the short- and long term. Instantly, we feel happier, more confident, and less stressed. One cycle can lift a woman from a bad mood immediately. It’s like free therapy.
Helps With Menstrual Cramps
Periods are no fun. Sometimes, the last thing we want to do is go on a
Gives You a Chance To Meet Friends
If you’ve ever visited a village cafe on a Sunday morning, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a group of cyclists sitting outside having a coffee and cake. Cycling has built a really good community aspect for both men and women. There are loads of cycling clubs offering weekly
Helps With Mindset
Want to know a way you can increase your productivity, focus, and memory? Cycling. All of us are constantly looking for ways we can improve in our jobs. How can we stay focused? What can I do to improve my productivity? Cycling can do this. Cycling into work gets your brain firing for the day ahead. In fact, cycling actually changes the way your brain functions. It’s more prepared for a busy day after exercise.
Gets You Outside
Who doesn’t love a bit of fresh air? There are so many physical and mental benefits to being outside. Clean, fresh air in your lungs provides a feel-good sensation. It helps clear the mind and body. Nowadays, many women and ladies are stuck inside at our desks gazing at the outside world through a window. Sometimes, there’s no motive to go outside unless we have to. If you build cycling into your routine, it forces you to get outside and take in that fresh air.
Cycling also allows you to cover large distances in relatively short periods of time. This means you’ve got the potential to see some really picturesque places. You can ride through cities, forests, mountains, whatever your heart desires all while getting in some exercise.
Saves You Time and Money
How much time and money do you spend on your commute? I know a way you can get around for free whilst beating the traffic (I’m not joking). It’s cycling. Cycling is FREE. I don’t know about you, but I love a freebie. What’s even better, cycling is often quicker than waiting in queues of traffic.
If that hasn’t convinced you to start cycling, this will. How much free time do you have? I’m guessing very little. Exercise may not be on your list of priorities, and if it is, it’s probably eating up a big chunk of your time. There is a way to cut out your scheduled workout time while still getting exercise in. What’s that you ask. Build cycling into your daily commute. Say it takes you 30 minutes to drive to work. Why not spend that 30 minutes cycling instead? It’s a win-win situation.
Helps Tone Your Legs
Although this is something that depends on what every woman wants/feels for her body and it’s something totally subjective, cycling can help you build great calves, glutes, and quads with regular cycling sessions. I want you to picture the movement of a squat. Now picture the movement of your legs while cycling. The movement is very similar. If you think squats are good for your legs, imagine what 30 minutes of cycling can do.
If you want to up the intensity and get your legs working harder, try adding some resistance or hill work into your cycles. If you’re on a regular
Cycling is an amazing tool women and ladies can use to improve their physical and mental health. Whether you’re looking to get fit, or just get outside and meet new people, cycling can do it all. If you’re nervous about getting started, sign up for a proficiency class to help gain some confidence on your
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