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6 Benefits for which you should thank your bicycle

6 Benefits for which you should thank your bicycle

For many times you have heard that Latin saying of MESS SANA IN CORPORE SANO, never stop surprising you for how well you feel after playing. Companion, overcoming, euphoria ... There are so many positive sensations that you feel when you ride a bicycle that it is not easy to describe it with words to someone who has not experienced it in the first person. Cycling is one of the most recommended sports for years by doctors, who advise their patients with a fun, safe and very beneficial activity for health. Besides, why do you like to give pedaling, have you stopped to think that you may have to give your bicycle thank you for many more things you think? Here we show you the 6 most important.

1. For caring for your body

Using your bicycle is saving you a long list of ailments and medication spending. As a prevention tool is very valuable, because it protects the risk of suffering from different types of cancer and type 2 diabetes. Cycling is indicated for people of all ages and especially for those with back ailments and joints, since it does not imply suffering impacts, as it occurs in other sports in which there are jumps. When you are pedaling you are strengthening your immune system and helping your body to lose fat, but it is that the list of cycling benefits for your body is almost endless: it improves blood irrigation, reduces cholesterol levels, increases the strength of the heart and Pulmonary capacity strengthens the muscles and maintains the density of the bones. Cyclist woman with seated bicycle helmet

2. For caring for your mind

There are few daily concerns that resist a cycling training or a competition day on the two wheels. While you give pedaling, little by little your problems lose importance and remain in the background. Surely you have experienced more than once the feeling that, when you get off the bicycle and take a shower, you see things differently and even solutions appear that you would not have found otherwise. That is because your bicycle takes you away from stress, since when you use your brain it receives a powerful injection of endorphins and serotonin. Your humor improves, your self -esteem goes up and shields you to anxiety and depression.

3. For helping you think more and better

Did you know that cycling improves your brain's performance? This conclusion came in 2015 a study by the University Medical Center Utrecht, in Holland. It ensures that the density of the white matter of the brain grows, the person in charge of the connections that your brain makes to perform its usual functions. It is not the only study that establishes a direct relationship between the use of the bicycle and the increase in brain capacity, although the one that has offered the most evidence until now.

4. For helping you sleep better

Insomnia is almost a plague in the current Western society. In Spain it is estimated that 20% of the population suffers from it. What if we told you that the bicycle helps you sleep more and more deeply? Giving pedals is a perfect antidote against stress and anxiety and helps balance mental fatigue with the physicist. Of course, remember to leave 3 hours away between the cycling activity and the time to get into bed so that your body relaxes and lowers body temperature. Cyclist in bed

5. For improving your social life

Being part of a club, a rock or a groan of bike regular allows you to be in contact with people who share your own hobby. Associate a group of people to a pleasant activity, far from a work environment in which professional relationships prevail, increases the quality of life because it helps to strengthen ties. Having a usual group of cyclists is also the most indicated to exchange opinions on routes, training or cycling accessories.

6. For helping you discover unique places

Not all sports can say that they are done outdoors and in natural environments such as those that can be known from the armchair of a bicycle. If you have been for years for years, your two -wheeled friend has taken you more than once for charming places that, then you have invited to meet family and friends. Both the road bike and the mountain allow you to be more intrepid and curious and even access little known places.
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