10 Good Benefits of Cycling

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Even though May is National Bike Month, fall is one of the most enjoyable times to ride a bike. You escape the extreme weather, don’t have as many allergens to deal with, and get you out in the fresh air before winter keeps you restricted to the gym. What’s more, bicycling has all sorts of health benefits—physical and mental. It engages your legs, but it’s easy on your joints, and it really does provide a sense of freedom. In case you still need convincing, here’s a list of reasons to hop on two wheels.

1Get Out And Take An Advantage Of A Nice Day

There are plenty of ways to enjoy a warm spring afternoon, but riding a bike is one of the most active ways to spend your leisure time. According to NutriStrategy, a relaxing bike ride (<10 mph) burns more calories than an easy walk (2 mph)—281 calories versus 176 calories per hour. Challenge yourself by powering your way up hills and pushing your speed over 10 mph, but even keeping to a leisurely pace is a great way to supplement an active lifestyle.

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