Top 10 Health Benefits of Cycling

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise”.

The saying goes well and works for every individual. Maintaining your own health is a duty you owe to yourself and as a matter of fact, it turns out to be the most neglected duty of all! Well, we understand your difficulty in waking up early and then turning to exercise. We would not suggest you drop the idea of exercising, but rather we are here to make exercise fun with cycling and not just in early mornings, any time of the day you are comfortable with. You must be wondering, why cycling in particular. The answer is very simple. It isn’t a very difficult exercise and it has great health benefits. Continue reading to find out the top ten health benefits of cycling.

  1. Fight your obesity with ease: The major demand of the youth is for a ‘perfect body’ and to be in shape, but for that you need not head straight to the gym. If you think, only hard work can give you the body shape you desire, well, cycling helps you burn your fat and carbs and get rid of your obesity with much more ease.
  2. Helps deal with mental illness: Research has shown that majority of the population suffers from stress, be it work or studies or any other matter, which if increased may have severe impacts on your health and cause high blood pressure and at times, may even result in depression. Cycling is one of the ideal tasks, which helps in relaxing your mind and have fun at the same time. Sports, as a matter of fact helps fight stress, but not everyone is capable of engaging in sports, thus making cycling a suitable choice.
  3. Prevents Cancer: Cancer treatment is something not everyone can afford, but we have a solution that may help you prevent cancer in the first place! Yes, cycling regularly for thirty minutes or more can help in regeneration of new cells in a better pace and thus helps in preventing cancer. Research has shown that those who cycle regularly are less prone to cancer than people otherwise.
  4. Live Insulin free: Every other citizen in India suffers from Diabetes. Living life with such restrictions and on support of Insulin is definitely not fun. Diabetes increases the risk of various other diseases such as heart disease, kidney disease and so on. Cycling is beneficial in the treatment of diabetes as it depletes the glucose in the cells from the physical exercise, thus enabling the cells to draw glucose from blood and thus reducing the sugar level.
  5. Arthritis treatment: Cycling regularly has many benefits on the body and it definitely helps in preventing arthritis and in its treatment. Cycling works up your thighs and lower muscles. It is a low impact exercise that will benefit the joints.
  6. Preclude cardiovascular diseases: Cardiovascular diseases include heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. Cycling regularly keeps your blood pressure in control and provides you with a better functioning respiratory system. Cycling strengthens your heart muscles and reduces your blood fat level.
  7. Strengthen your immunity: Immunity power is what keeps you going when you are in sick or in pain putting up a fight within. Cycling results in production of essential proteins within your body which activates your lazy white blood cells that are responsible for the immunity of an individual.
  8. Increased energy levels: Get to work with an active mind filled with enthusiasm. Cycling helps in increasing the body’s stamina and boosts the endurance capacity of an individual. The energy levels reaches its peak by cycling on a daily basis for an hour or more.
  9. Gives a boost to brain power: Cycling helps in improved reflex and brain-muscle co-ordination. Pedaling increases the functioning of your grey matter and blood vessels in the brain which means more oxygen and nutrients to the brain.
  10. Helpful for pregnant women: Pregnant women require constant care and have to be responsible enough in maintaining their own health and their baby’s. Cycling helps the moms-to-be by lightening their mood and also helps in labour and faster recovery.

We care for your health and hence we bring forward our mobility solution, Yulu that lets you choose cycle over your regular vehicles and helps you take care of your health.

Author: Yulu

Yulu's vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. We strongly believe that short commute mode can be made more Efficient, Affordable and GREEN, thereby ensuring that future generations will have a healthy environment to live. We want to replace big personal vehicles with a smaller form factor that does not require fossil fuel. We are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. We are a mission-driven company based out of India with a solid founding team and big ambitions. At Yulu we believe that every day is a mission and success is exciting when its attained with fun and as a team. If you want to solve the problem of traffic congestion, reduce pollution, positively impact the society, let's have a conversation to partner in our journey to shape a new India for our future generations.

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