10 Reasons to Bike
1. It is a healthy activity you are able to do for the rest of your life
Unlike running, biking is not hard on your body, you are able to enjoy the sport forever. Since it is not hard on your joints it is one of the easiest ways to exercise; it is even recommended for rehabilitation of most injuries because it is non weight bearing. Biking builds strength, muscle tone and stamina along with reducing the risk of heart disease.
2. Great stress reliever
Getting outdoors and connecting with nature is a great way to release stressful thoughts. It is said that biking can be a better stress reliever than meditating, as you focus on your pedal stroke or the next turn.
3. Good for the environment
Carbon footprint = 0. Save the environment by riding your bike to work or doing random errands.
4. Lose some weight
Biking actually trains your body to burn more fat! It obviously burns calories while you are biking, but it also burns calories long after you have stopped pedaling.
5. Overall happiness
It is science, endorphins are released when you bike (or exercise). Endorphins are your body’s “feel good” drug. Maybe that is why I am addicted to biking.
When you get on a bike there is a feeling of freedom that you cannot deny. There is a thrill of speed, and an overall sense of awesomeness that is taking place every single time. You can’t help but smile.
6. Social sport
Biking is a very social sport, it is a great way to hang out with your friends, family or partner.
It is even a great way to have a meeting! “Biking is the new golf” in the business world.
7. Better sleep
All of the fresh air and exercise will help you sleep better, and even more, you will deserve it.
8. Great way to see an area
You want to get familiar with an area, go for a bike ride. Or… bike up a mountain and get a good view.
9. Boost of energy
Biking will increase your energy levels by activating brain neural circuits that make a person feel more energized.
10. Sexier Legs
What? It is true.