Did you lose the cycling lifestyle because of other things? Stress, long work hours, family responsibilities, or even a serious injury? If you’re among those who have lost interest in cycling, here are some tips to get you back on track and riding regularly. Once you’ve started cycling regularly, your body will start to feel healthier and fitter. But getting back into shape is not an easy task. You’ll need patience and a positive attitude.
Experts say that cycling increases the body’s metabolic rate, the process of burning fat for fuel. Moreover, cycling reduces bloating and improves bowel health, and is good for the environment. Researchers at the University of Illinois say that even a slight increase in cardio-respiratory fitness from cycling improves mental tests. Additionally, cycling can actually build new brain cells in the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory. This is important to remember because as we age, our hippocampus tends to shrink, so cycling can help preserve this memory-enhancing organ.