Top 5 rated articles
Which Bond Girl are you?
IBS Diet: Relieving bowel symptoms
Real men | what men really think about breasts!
Date night ideas: Our tried and tested top ten
School phobia: solutions for school phobia

It's good for your health

It's good for your health

Various medical studies have shown that cycling helps improve public health:
> It helps prevent cardiovascular illness. According to the British Medical Association, half an hour's cycling a day can cut your risk of cardiovascular illness by two. As you get gradually used to exercise, your heart beats more slowly, your lungs function better and your muscles use oxygen more efficiently.
> It improves your metabolism. Like all moderate, regular endurance exercise, cycling helps improve digestion, brain function and muscle upkeep.
> It's easy on your joints. Unlike many other sports, cycling doesn't make you support your own weight. This makes it ideal for people carrying excess weight who are worried about taking up sport; for children, whose bones are still growing, and for elderly people whose joints are getting fragile.
> It awakens your spirit. Because you're in contact with the environment, you develop your sense of hearing because you're exposed to a range of sounds, your sight (you have an unimpaired field of vision), your sense of touch (through speeding up and slowing down) and your sense of smell (through deep breathing).


Sarah Horrocks
Rank this page: 

Article Plan Guide to taking up cycling
Don't miss...
100 Quotes About Embracing Change1st episode: Marie invites you to a cookery lesson like no other...
6th episode: Marie’s tips for staying in shape while working!The ultimate Valentine's Day gift ideas for your man: Give him what he wants
Latest… 29/04/2017
How To Get A Flat Stomach In 30 Minutes Straight!
The Fricker method
The Pritikin Diet
The Dash Diet
See all Health and Fitness guides
Abdominal Exercises video | Killer abs & no sit ups!
See all Health and Fitness videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...