Cycling is one of the easiest and best exercises that you can perform to improve your mood and health. Cycling helps you in many ways than you think of. The World Bicycle Day is celebrated every year on June 3. The day is observed to acknowledge the versatility of a cycle and its affordable role in keeping the environment clean and boosting human health and increasing your longevity. The World Bicycle Day aims at developing a culture of cycling for basic transportation, commutation, and strengthening physical and mental health.

Meru Cyclers.
Photos: Courtesy of Meru Cycling Club.

Helps in Weight Loss.
Cycling is an aerobic exercise that helps you burn calories and increase your body’s metabolic rate. When combined with a healthy diet, cycling can help you get the body of your dreams. An hour of high-intensity cycling helps you burn approximately 1000 calories. It also helps you build muscles. A cycle acts as a resistance and assists in building muscles around calves, glutes, hamstrings, and quads.

Improves Cardiovascular Health.
Regular cycling stimulates your heart and improve its function. Also, it regulates your blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. It works by strengthening your heart muscles and lowering levels of fat in the blood.

Reduces Risk of Diabetes, Bone Injury, And Arthritis.
Cycling daily keeps your body functions optimum and reduce the risk of developing insulin resistance. Cycling improves your balance, strength, and coordination. This is how it can prevent falling and fractures.

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