We’ve talked extensively about the importance of avoiding a sedentary lifestyle and how to do so. Regular physical activity helps prevent many serious health conditions, and as the weather warms up, the opportunities for physical activity increase exponentially! Bicycling is a great way to stay active and get outside. Below, we are sharing three key benefits of biking.
Improving Cardiovascular Health
Bicycling is a great form of cardio. Even 10 minutes a day is enough to begin seeing a boost in your fitness levels. Biking has been proven to improve your aerobic capacity. The great thing about bicycling is that it can be as intense of a workout as you want it to be, or a relatively light and moderate activity.
Boosting Mental Health
Needing to focus on your path and maintaining balance on your bike ride is a great way to shift focus to develop more concentration and awareness of your present environment. This works to ease feelings of depression, stress and anxiety.
According to the NIH, physical activity as a whole is believed to cause an exercise-induced increase in blood circulation to the brain. This leads to an impact on physiologic reactivity to stress.
Improvements in Balance and Coordination
Because biking forces you to stabilize your body and keep your bike upright, this is a great way to work on your overall balance and coordination. Working to improve your balance helps prevent falls and decreases your risk of injury.
Remember, each person is unique. Our licensed PTs will design a tailored program just for you. Give us a call or contact us here if you’d like to schedule an appointment with our staff. To learn more about the various conditions we can help with, visit https://lattimorept.com/conditions.
The Lattimore Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation Network was founded by Physical Therapists John and Cindy Shuman in 1992. Since then Lattimore has grown to 28 locations in 5 different counties. What’s unique about Lattimore is our patient experience. We tailor your 1:1 treatment around your individual needs, conditions, and goals. With us, you’re more than just a number. You’re a member of our local community and we’re invested in your success. Call 1–888-PT ROCHS to experience The Lattimore Way!