Biking is one of the biggest new fitness trends, and that is for a reason! Biking has many fantastic benefits, and you don’t have to be a dedicated long-distance biker to reap them!
It’s great on your joints. Jogging may be one of the most traditional ways to keep fit, but it can be very hard on your joints, especially if you have any preexisting conditions or injuries. Biking doesn’t “shock” your joints and spine like jogging does because your feet don’t hit the ground.
It’s a lifelong activity. While many forms of exercise get more difficult as you age, biking is suitable for people of any age. Bicycling is easier on joints and s beneficial no matter what pace you take. You don’t have to bike at twenty miles an hour up a hill to take advantage of the toning and calorie-burning benefits you get from biking.
It relieves everyday stress. Any form of exercise will help you shake off stress, and biking has some special qualities that make it a champion in this category. Being outdoors is key. There is a sense of freedom that comes from biking. Gliding around the streets and sidewalks of your neighborhood is a wonderful feeling. The relatively low physical impact of biking makes it an exercise you can enjoy for long stretches of time!
Take a few mintues to prepare for your bike ride with this simple stretch!