The Health Benefits of Biking

You Need to Move

Regardless of what your sport or activity of choice is, it is important to move throughout the day. Sure, getting out of our chairs during is a great idea, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator is beneficial too. Many people have gotten lazy and do not make these simple choices to be healthier, but even those that do, aren’t moving enough.

If our day is solely spent walking and sitting, those are very basic movements and do not do us any favors in the health department. These actions alone lead to us having tight hips, tight necks, tight shoulders, tight hamstrings, and more. Everything is becoming tight.

Our ancestors did sit all day. And they didn’t only walk either. They would roll, crawl, climb, and today’s human seems to have forgotten all about that. I’m sorry to say this, but some of us have become drones. Robots that roam this Earth on autopilot, filled with misery.

It’s time to change all of that. If you can’t find somewhere to roll around, roll around on your carpet on your own or with a family members, or join a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. If you can’t crawl anywhere, stop being embarrassed and find a park. You can also climb anywhere.

With the invention of certain sporting technologies, we can even do more with our bodies. We can unlock those hips by getting on a bicycle and going for a stroll or race. The opportunities are limitless.

The Health Benefits of Biking

It doesn’t matter whether you own a BMX, a mountain bike or a beach cruiser, as long as you own a bicycle, you are doing your body and mind a huge favor by getting on it and going cycling.

health benefits of biking

What many humans suffer from nowadays is tight hips. This problem started when early humans left the forested areas and began to walk upright. Curse those ancestors! As a result, our hips have tightened in order to support our posture. The best proof of this is child birth. With other mammals, the process appears to be quick and not as painful. The problem many women have is that their tight hips aren’t able to properly support the birth of a child. The wider and looser your hips, the easier it is.

Instead of focusing on the standard bicep curls or should presses, humans should be more considered about keeping their hips strong and loose.

You know what’s great for that? Biking! The movement on your legs when biking works out your lower back, hips, glutes, hamstrings, calves, thighs and many more muscles all at once, creating a very strong human base. Be sure to stretch after your bike ride in order to help keep muscles lose and aid in their recovery.

Other Benefits

Besides the specific benefits of biking, the great physical activity that it requires bring many more benefits with it:

  • controls weight
  • helps to combat certain diseases
  • improves mood and mental function
  • boosts energy
  • better quality of sleep
  • increases sexual performance
  • IT’S FUN!

Now how do you like the health benefits of biking?

What are you waiting for? Hop on your bicycle today or visit our shop if you don’t own one already.

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