Challenge your will power, legs and lungs in our high-energy cycling classes. Incorporate the aerobic activity of Cycling and your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. Cycling improves your overall fitness level. You will breathe deeper, experience increased body temperature and perspiration. cycling burns fat and builds glutes, hamstring, quad, and calve muscles.
Health benefits of cycling regular
1. More Brainpower- A study conducted by Charles Hillman shows that exercise boosts brainpower and helps to stave off Alzheimer’s in the elderly.
2. Faster Recovery–Cycling improves knee pain and osteoarthritis
3. Less Fat-weight loss is one of the big benefits of regular cycling
4. Lowered Risk of Cancer-A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association recently looked at nearly 14,000 men and concluded that those with a higher fitness level as they approached middle age were at a lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer.
5. Higher Self-Esteem-Exercise in general helps improve self-esteem. The next time you finish a really hard workout, your body will release a whole bunch of feel-great hormones that will make you feel like you can take over the world.
6. A Longer Life-According to one study of Tour de France riders, cycling actually increased the racer’s longevity. On average, the former pros lived to 81.5 years compared to the general population’s 73.5 years. Individuals who shift from car to bicycle, it was estimated that three to 14 months of life could be gained compared to the potential downsides of bike commuting. Another recent study showed that riding between just one and 60 minutes a week could cut the risk of early death by up to 23 percent.
7. Lowered Risk of Parkinson’s DiseaseCycling’s disease-fighting benefits include warding off Parkinson’s Disease (PD). A recent study found that vigorous exercise can lower the risk of PD in men. (There still needs to be more research done for women.) The study suggests you need about 20 hours per week to see benefits, meaning that putting in just three hours of riding at 10 to 12 mph each week can help you reduce your risk.
8. Slowed Aging-Researchers found that high-intensity cycling (and other high-intensity interval training) can have major anti-aging benefits down to the cellular level. The study found that people who did high-intensity exercises had an increase in mitochondrial capacity. A decline in mitochondria can lead to physical decline, so the better your mitochondria can function, the more rejuvenated you will be—all the way down to a cellular level.
9. Less Stress-Everyone knows that exercise can help reduce stress, but a recent study in the Lancet of over one million (!) participants confirmed that cycling is one of the top stress-busting activities. Riders enjoyed 21.6 percent fewer days of poor mental health compared to those who didn’t ride. This was only second to team sports (22.3 percent), and above other aerobic and gym activities. Simply making your rides group rides can help you reap the social benefits of a team sport and increase the amount of good days you have. [1-9 sourced by www.bicycle.com]