What a dreamy picture, you on your cycle, your hair fluttering against the naughty slippery breeze, the wind brushing the weariness off your face and the motionless motion. How Bollywood of it!
The description is surely dreamy, but in reality, there are multiple factors that foreplay into this picture and reduce your willingness, eagerness, and frequency of cycling.
Here are some benefits of cycling you can learn to follow the dream.
No more sporadic sleep cycles!
An early morning ride might tire you out in the short term, but it’ll help you catch some quality shut-eye when you get back to your pillow. Exercising outside exposes you to daylight. This helps get your circadian rhythm back in sync and rids your body of cortisol, the stress a hormone that can prevent deep, regenerative sleep.”
Look Younger and Livelier!
Scientists at Stanford University have found that exercising cycling regularly can protect your skin against the harmful effects of UV radiation and reduce the signs of aging. Increased circulation through bicycle exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to skin cells more effectively, while ﬂushing harmful toxins out. Exercising Cycling also creates an ideal environment within the body to optimize collagen production, helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles and speed up the healing process.
Development of Brain Cells!
Need your grey matter to sparkle? Then get pedaling. That’s because cycling helps build new brain cells in the hippocampus — the region responsible for memory, which deteriorates from the age of 30. It boosts blood ﬂow and oxygen to the brain, which ﬁres and regenerates receptors, explaining how bicycling exercise helps ward off Alzheimer’s.
Writers, musicians, artists, top executives and all kinds of other professionals use exercise to solve mental blocks and make decisions. Credit goes to the ﬂow of oxygen to your grey matter when it matters most, sparking your neurons and giving you breathing space away from the muddle and pressures of ‘real life’.
Fight the Fat!
Sports physiologists have found that the body’s metabolic rate — the efficiency with which it burns calories and fat —is not only raised during a ride but for several hours afterward. Even after cycling for 30 minutes, you could be burning a great number of total calories for a few hours after you stop