In our world today, there is a restriction on the use of hydrocarbons as fuels. Petrol, Diesel and Gasoline not only pollute our environment, but they are turning to be costly fuels for transport, and as such people in countries like India, China as well as some European countries have taken up cycling as a means of commuting.
Recently, cycling plays a more important role in our lives, as a modern means of exercise. More and more people are now realizing the need to get fit and loose that excess weight. Cycling provides an enjoyable and comparatively economical means of exercise. Read more on heperdidopeso.com
A Social Circle:
It has been a favorite form of exercise for film stars, sportsperson, politicians and students. Many companies encourage their employees to organize cycling excursions, as a leadership and team-building exercise. Many people find ‘city cycling’ and ‘mountain-biking’ stylish and in-vogue. Many families and young couples bond over small cycling trips to the countryside.
There are however, a few things that one must consider before he or she takes up cycling as an exercise; the cycle must be of good quality, it must have proper brakes, it must be of the right weight and having the proper tires as per the road or track you choose to cycle on daily. The handle bar position should be comfortable and it should not cause the cyclist fatigue to ride it
Proper gear must be acquired, which aids in cycling, like shoes, shorts, helmet and goggles, and while choosing the cycle, consider whether it needs to be a ‘multiple gear’ one or a ‘fixed gear’ one. The fixed gear bicycles perform as good as the multiple geared ones, given a relatively flat relief, for example a play-ground or a road, but cross-country cyclists can exercise longer and without injury to their knees and ankles if they have geared bicycles.
Those cycling enthusiasts who would like to shed weight in ratio to the type of cycling they do must have knowledge about gears, for example while going uphill you need lower gears than coming downhill, you need to increase the stress on your body but in a slow and controlled manner. It is necessary to use the proper gears while moving with gravity i.e. downhill and against gravity i.e. uphill. A cyclist looking to lose weight can choose to ride at a gear that makes him exert more effort, and thereby burning more calories.
A Well Rounded Diet:
Weight loss during cycling is also a function of the food intake and calorific balance. The cyclist needs to follow a well balanced diet, bicycling enthusiasts who ride long distances or over hilly terrain in order to work their body, need to take in appropriate amounts of water and fluids, they should cut back on fats, empty calories and alcohol. If the body weight is low, one can cycle comfortably over longer distance, and it will not be ‘an uphill task’, with or without a geared bicycle. The cyclist should consult a physician to ascertain the best form of cycling as per his physical fitness.
Finally, like any enthusiasts, who want quick results, cycling enthusiasts must realize that results will take time, trying to lose weight quickly and over-exercising for the same would be injurious and uncomfortable, the motto is ‘sit back and enjoy the ride and let the weight take care of itself.