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Benefits of cycling

Published On: Jun 19 2014 10:34:31 AM CDT
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Cycling is a great social activity to do with friends, and it provides you with a way to see some beautiful scenery and explore nature. It also has a lot of health benefits.

Cardiovascular: Cycling provides a good cardiovascular workout that can benefit your heart as well as your overall health.

Fitness: Cycling is a great lower-body workout. It also provides a low-impact workout that can benefit those with joint issues.

Weight loss: You can burn a lot of calories cycling, which can result in weight loss. To maximize your weight loss, push yourself on the bike and try to achieve higher speeds.

Coordination and balance: Cycling can benefit your balance as you have to keep yourself on the bike and shift your weight to stay up. It can also enhance your coordination as you have to coordinate moving your feet on the pedals and steering with your hands.