The scenic bridge crossing Laverton Creek
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Health benefits of regular cycling

Cycling helps you to relax, supports confidence, and even socializing – when it comes to cycling in groups. In addition to this, it perfects mental agility. Increased blood flow transports oxygen more efficiently to all of the organs, including the brain.

It is a misconception that you have to be amazingly fit to savour a bike ride. You can start by cycling through flat terrain and on a light pace and still enjoy numerous health benefits.

When plunging into the cycling world, some people decide to try out electric bikes as they come with a built-in motor that can assist the pedaling. This truly comes in handy with uphill areas or if one gets too tired. It provides an additional support you can use when you feel you need a bit of a boost, which makes getting from point A to point B a lot more convenient. Cycling makes your whole body work, not just your legs. If you persist in regular rides, you can build your physique very quickly.

Source: http://lovingthebike.com/cycling-tips-and-information/benefits-of-cycling-for-the-elderly-cycle-your-way-to-health

Cycling can help to protect you from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis. Riding a bike is healthy, fun and a low-impact form of exercise for all ages. Cycling is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school or work.

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level. 

The health benefits of regular cycling include:

  • increased cardiovascular fitness
  • increased muscle strength and flexibility
  • improved joint mobility
  • decreased stress levels
  • improved posture and coordination
  • strengthened bones
  • decreased body fat levels
  • prevention or management of disease
  • reduced anxiety and depression.

Source: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/cycling-health-benefits