Cycling can make you feel good about life – whether you want to improve your fitness, help to improve the environment or have a little fun with your family, cycling is the ideal activity.
Health professionals recommend that adults undertake at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise five times a week. The easiest way to become more active is to incorporate active travel into your daily routine. Cycling to work, school or the shops is an easy way to achieve this and in urban areas it might be quicker than taking the car and finding somewhere to park.
An average person should be able to cycle two miles in around 15 minutes, burning roughly 120 calories.
Some of the key benefits of cycling are:
- improves mental well being
- promotes weight loss
- cuts heart disease and cancer risk
- low impact
- helps you sleep better
- can save time and money
- environmentally friendly