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10 Reasons to Take Up Cycling

There are many benefits to cycling.  Here are 10 reasons why you should make riding your new passion.

  • Low impact exercise - Puts less stress on your joints.
  • Aerobic workout - Not only great for your heart, brain, and blood vessels but also triggers the release of endorphins giving you that feel good factor.
  • Build muscles - Pedalling action builds buttock, thigh and calf muscles; you use your abdominal muscles to balance and stay upright; and holding and steering the handlebars works your arm and shoulder muscles.
  • Build bone density - The resistance involved in pedalling increases bone density.
  • Weight loss - Cycling combined with a healthy diet will shed fat.
  • Live longer - Studies have found that cycling can increase life expectancy.
  • Reduce stress - Many cyclists claim that it relaxes them, therefore, reduces stress levels.
  • Tailor to suit your fitness level – Using speed, gearing, gradient and wind resistance you can choose your own exertion levels and create goals.
  • Broad appeal – Cycling can be enjoyed by almost everyone from young to old.
  • Save money – Cut travel costs and get fit while travelling from A to B.