IMPORTANCE OF CYCLING
Cycling is one of the best decisions we can ever make in life to boost fitness, bank balance, health or an environmental choice. There are so many benefits of taking the two wheels.
It’s much faster getting to a place. Commuting by cycling is much easier and faster than using cars in places where there’s jam especially in rush hours.
Cycling helps in sleeping more soundly and deeply. When done in the morning, it helps in getting sleep faster when we retire to bed. School of medicine researchers in Stanford university advised that insomnia sufferers should cycle for at least twenty minutes every day, this will help to reduce the time to fall asleep by half and increase sleep time by almost an hour.
Cycling outside exposes us to daylight which helps our circadian rhythm back in sync and also gets rid of body cortical, the stress hormone which prevents deep regenerative sleep.
Riding a bike is also important in protecting our skin against UV radiation harmful effects and reduces the signs of ageing, making us look younger. This is because increased circulation through cycling delivers oxygen and nutrients to skin cells more effectively, while flushing harmful toxins out of the body. It also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and speeds up the healing process.
Cycling is also important in improving sex life since being more physically active improves vascular health thus boosting sex drive. Men who exercise have the sexual prowess two to five younger, while women who are physically fit, menopause delays by two to five years. Aged men who cycle have a lower risk of impotence than those who do little exercise.
Good for breeding. Women who do regular exercise during pregnancy have easier, less complicated labor, faster recovery and have better overall mood throughout the pregnancy period. Cycling during the pregnancy helps in conditioning the mother and protects the foetus.
Pedaling increases our brain power since it helps us build new brain cells in the hippocampus, that’s the region responsible for memory which deteriorates from the age of thirty and above. It’s also important since it helps to beat illness, hence keeping the doctor at bay. It makes immune cells more active and ready to fight any infections.
Cycling as a family helps enjoy a healthy family times since its an activity the whole family can do together. Young ones and old ones too can also join riding and enjoy it too.