If you are lazy to exercise, cycling can be one interesting sport to try. Cycling will feel light because without you feel you have moved the body while you can enjoy the scenery around. What do you get from cycling? How to choose the right bike?
Benefits of Cycling
The results obtained from cycling will mainly tighten the lower muscles such as calves, thighs and hips. Cycling can burn calories as much as 300 to 700 calories per hour. So, it will be useful for you who want to lose weight. In addition, cycling can increase the volume of the lungs up to 50% so that more oxygen can be accommodated.
For people with obesity, cycling is a recommended sport because cycling is relatively safe compared to most sports that require running or jumping. The impact of running or jumping can cause leg, waist, back injuries for those who are overweight because of excess weight makes the impact harder. Cycling is also good for those who have heart disease.
One of the reasons cycling becomes an exciting sport is because cycling can be one way of relaxation. Enjoying the scenery casually and feeling the breeze can be one of the refreshing recreational facilities. So you can be physically healthy plus refresh the mind.
Bicycle Buying Tips
Interested to try cycling? For those of you who do not have a bike, the main step is to buy a bike to use. There are different models of bikes in different sizes. In order to get a comfortable bike, consider the following when choosing a bike to buy:
Sadel bikes should be comfortable to occupy and in the right size.
Choose a bike with a high saddle adjusted to your height. Sadel should not be too high because it will be difficult when to paddle also can cause the thighs become injured. Saddles are too low should also be avoided because it makes the legs should bend too much and make it feel sore. While the bicycle saddle may be elevated and lowered, be sure that the maximum and minimum height is appropriate for your condition. Ideally the saddle height and height of the parallel bike handlebar.
In order to get maximum benefit and avoid injury, several things must be considered, namely:
Make sure the essential parts of the bike such as brakes and tires are in safe condition so it will not interfere with travel or cause an accident.
To avoid the risk of injury, do a little warming, especially to stretch the lower muscles like waist, thighs and calves.
As a safety enhancement when biking, you can use a pellet device such as helmets, shoes, socks, gloves, goggles or other necessary equipment.
When you start your bicycle, do it slowly for 5-10 minutes as a way to warm up and adjust to the bike.
While riding a bicycle, keep yourself pedaled one full lap.
The recommended speed for health is 27 km / h and turns 70 laps per minute (rpm)
Finish cycling, do cool down by pedaling the bike slowly for about 10 minutes.
In addition to health, using a bicycle can also reduce air pollution due to the use of motor vehicles. Vehicle smoke can create a polluted environment. We recommend using a bike when you need to travel to places where bicycles are within reach. In fact, there is also a community called “Bike to Work” using a bicycle to go to work every day.