To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Low impact activity
Cycling is a low impact activity and causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise.
A good muscle workout
Cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal, ensuring that you get a good overall muscle workout.
Easy to do
Unlike some other sports, cycling does not require high levels of physical skill. Most people know how to ride a bike and, once you learn, you don’t forget.
You control the intensity
Cycling can be done at very low intensity to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness, but can be built up to a demanding physical workout.
Cycling is fun
The adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle regularly, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places.
Save time with cycling
As a mode of transport, cycling replaces sedentary (sitting) time spent driving cars or using trams, trains or buses with healthy exercise.