When I bought my Trek bike, it was purely for fun and to spend time in nature – which I love the most. Little did I know that it would change my life for so much better. Here I share with you the benefits I have reaped through cycling, in a hope that you too will take up cycling as a hobby.
1. No tummy – better health
After one month of cycling, my beer belly feels less protruded. 😀
2. Eat what you want
Yes, no more guilty feeling on having few extra Pooris. When you know you are burning more calories than you take, you can eat what you want (not to be taken literally 😛 ).
3. Better than walking
Walking is boring, isn’t it? Cycling allows us to explore new areas – that is why it was ‘love at first ride’ for me.
4. Easy on the pocket
Peddling to the local market not only keeps you fit, but also helps you save money which you would have spent on the fuel. Some people even cycle to work.
5. You don’t have to stop at the petrol pumps
When the cars are slowing down to turn left or right for the petrol pump, you can keep on riding straight.
6. No toll tax
Great, isn’t it?
7. No stopping by the police
You don’t need a licence to ride a cycle (at least in India). So no more stopping by the traffic police.
8. Helps save the environment
Imagine, if everyone cycles to their office, school, or local market at least once in a week, how much change it can bring for the environment.
9. No visits to the doctors
Doctors are already over-stressed. Their life would be much relaxed if each one of us starts cycling.
10. Better Sleep
Yes, an hour of cycling helps fight insomnia (medically proved, I forgot the source), and you feel so much better the next morning.
11. Better Digestion
A bad stomach is a source for all the diseases. Do I need to say more?
12. High Confidence
Cycling keeps me stress free and boosts my confidence. Now, I’m more positive in the adverse situations.
So, this is all I have for now. I’ll keep on adding points as I explore more. But, are you taking up cycling?