Weight loss in mind, start cycling – 5 Reasons why to start it now

You know cycling what we started in our childhood can be a life-change, if we pay more attention to it. Spinning the pedals gives you a fat scorching workout that you love to do, as it is a fun. At Stay Young & Healthy, I have come up with the justification and motivation why you should just give a start to cycling after reading this post. Here are five reasons why cycling helps you in your weight loss plan:

Prevent your joints from wearing out

You strain your joints in some ways whether you lift heavy weights at your home or you sweat it out at a gym. Keep in mind that cycling is a form of the exercise, which has no impact on your joints. You can do biking I mean cycling even if you are overweight and regular cycle ride leads you to weight loss.

Produce more ways to burn fat

It is essential for you to bring the fatty acids into your working muscles from your body’s storage to burn fat. You know you need more oxygen to burn the fat stored in your body and this can be done when you stay healthy & fit. Cycling is the great way for this purpose.

Read also, 5 Health and Fitness Benefits of Cycling

Train your muscles burn more fat

Through riding on your bicycle, you have hundreds of thousands of capillaries in your legs. It means you can produce more blood rich in oxygen to your working muscles. The muscles use the enhanced influx of oxygen to produce more energy and burn more fat when the mitochondria (the fat-burning furnaces in muscle cells) get bigger.

Strengthen your body’s biggest muscles

You need to develop lean muscle tissue in the lower part of your body, especially in the glutes and legs to enhance your fat burning ability. Cycling does the same. Through it, you are able to use all the biggest muscles – your hamstrings, quads, hips and glutes – in your body.

Increase your daily calorie burn

Through cycling, you are able to increase your daily calorie burn. You burn 500 to 600 calories in an hour when you cycle at a recreational pace of 13 to 15 miles an hour. On a bicycle ride for an hour a day, you can burn up to 4000 calories a weak. Have a look at calorie burn data to get convinced – an hour of walking burns up to 250 calories and jogging burns 350 to 450 calories.

Disclaimer – The views and opinions mentioned here are the writers’ own thoughts or based on the talks held with some of the professionals of respective fields. Never consider the tips or ideas mentioned on Stay Young & Healthy as a substitute for physician’s advice. At Stay Young & Healthy, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor for more details.