Cycling: An exercise for the mind & body

Cycling brings nostalgia. We all have childhood memories with cycling, when we went riding for the first time with our parents. The first fall, the first scratch while cycling, we remember it all. Over the years of growing up, we have lost touch with our best friend ‘cycle’ and we have also forgot the joy it brings to us. Not to forget the various health advantages it provides. So here we are reminding you of all the reasons why you should have a reunion with your long-lost friend once again and this time not to leave it.

  1. Cycling helps burn calories

Losing weight is as simple as just cycling to your work every day, without having to fix extra time for cycling alone. The equation remains the same, the number of calories taken in should be less than the calories out. And cycling burns calories; between 400 and 1000 an hour, depending on the intensity and the rider’s weight. Cycling is not a hefty task, one can enjoy cycling, the morning and the evening walks can be replaced with cycling apart from the small and long distances that can be covered by cycling. Eat well and cycle more, that’s the new mantra for losing weight.

  1. Cycling gets you a flamboyant body

We all are aware of the fact that cycling builds muscle and it builds good muscles. The fact that everyone misses out is the resistance element, which means it just doesn’t burn fat, it also builds muscle, particularly helps build up around the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves. With proper investment of time in cycling, you can build your muscles and get a nice toned body.

  1. Cycling improves lung health

People who ride bicycle are exposed to less dangerous fumes than those who travel by car. Surprising and contradictory to common sense, isn’t it? But a recent study proves it all. Kings College London and Camdel Council, collaborated for a study where air pollution detector was fitted to users of all types of vehicle and transportation. The study found that the cyclist won the whole game. So long story short, just not for exercising purposes, cycling actually helps you to keep your lung away from pollution related health issues.

  1. Cycling promotes greener environment

With the number of environmental issues, the whole world is facing, a small step can also prove to be very beneficial. That is exactly why we all should switch to cycling, for the sake of our environment, for the sake of our own health and for the future generations to come. Cycling will not only bring the present pollution percentage in the air down but will also help in controlling the production of dangerous fumes from the vehicles. It is like hitting two birds with a stone. Let us contribute our bit to the betterment of our environment.

  1. Cycling reduces the risk of heart diseases and cancer

Cycling increases you heart rate and in turn increases the blood circulation in the body, just like what cardio does to you but cycling also keeps a check on your weight, it helps you cut down on your weight as well, as mentioned above.  Researchers studied over 260,000 individuals over the course of five years – and found that cycling to work can cut a rider’s risk of developing heart disease or cancer in half. We do not need any more proof, do we?

All said and done, the one go-to solution for all is cycling. So, we bring you, cycles to ride to work, to enjoy your weekends, to revive your memories. YULU is committed to its service, find a bicycle near you with the YULU app and cycle towards a better health and avail all the added advantages of cycling because perks are always good!

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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