Weekend Health Tip: 3 Reasons for Cycling Your Way to Better Health
The Weekend Health Tip, is the moment we take out of the week to give you health tips that we believe can gradually transform your life and health. This week's health tip is to dust off your bicycle or find a local spin class so as to start cycling your way to better health. With countless benefits, incorporating cycling into your weekend routine will undoubtedly bring about positive results. The weekend health tip will be succinct and to the point so you can get moving and make it a part of your day.
As with any other physical activity make sure to keep safety first, and make sure you have what you need and a helmet for outdoors off road biking. Poland has taken this to the next level by building out a glow in the dark bike path:
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3 reasons to cycle:
Stress is pervasive in our society today, and it is incredibly important to find healthy ways to relief its negative benefits. If left unchecked stress will negatively affect your physical and mental well being. Stress is linked with increased anxiety, tension, upset stomach, feeling overwhelmed, and irritable. One of the worst side effects is lack of motivation and focus. This one is key, as it supports the vision and goals you set for your week, month, year and life. As time is a precious gift, don't let it be wasted.
As life expectancy goes to rise, it is important to maintain a healthy brain. Aerobic exercise has been shown to repeatedly have positive effects on mental clarity, problem solving, and keeping your memory sharp. An easy way to remember this is that what is generally good for the heart is also good for the brain. Increased blood flow and release of BDNF or brain derived neurotrophic factor leads to increased production of neurons. In other words, it is the fertilizer that makes your brain grow.
If there is anything else to glean and benefit from regular aerobic exercise it is increased energy and stamina. Kristen Armstrong, is a 3 time gold medal time trial champion, as well as works as part of a hospitals staff and mother to her son. She was able to accomplish this by just finding time on the side to get some riding in. Cycling improves physical endurance that carries into your work week. Additionally, your body becomes more efficient at absorbing the energy you consume, resulting in health benefits and decreased risk of other chronic diseases like diabetes. I
If your weekend needed a dose of inspiration to get you moving, then look no further than the 3 reasons below.
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