Riding a bicycle is a great way to get fit and into excellent physical shape. In order to get the full health benefits of cycling, you only have to cycle for 2 to 4 hours a week to attain a significant improvement in your overall health.
What is so great about cycling?
There are various reasons why riding a cycle is so good for you. It is a low impact exercise and thus, it causes less strain and injuries as compared to other types of exercises.
It is also a great workout for your muscles as cycling uses up all the major muscle groups in your body as you pedal onwards. It also increases your stamina and strength and overall aerobic fitness. Apart from improving your health and fitness, bicycling is also a fun activity to do as you coast down on slopes or pass by scenic vistas and views and enjoy just cycling around, staying entertained by the scenery. Other forms of exercises rarely have this level of enjoyment attached to them. So if you take the bus to work, stop that and instead start cycling to work. You will notice an improvement in your health in as little time as a month.