Cycling – A Simple Sport That’s Good For People Of All Ages?

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : August 24, 2022

Cycling is one of the exercises that bring you utter joy. It is a low-impact activity that offers multiple benefits to your mind and body.

Cycling enhances your lifestyle. It is suitable for everyone from children to age-old people. 

If you have led a sedentary lifestyle so far, cycling is the best exercise to start with. It paves the way for a health-conscious lifestyle.

This is one activity that can be done anywhere. You could install an at-home cycle like the one installed in the gym and continue cycling at your home or you could take your cycle outdoors and enjoy the wilderness. 

Here Is The Real Benefits Of Cycling

Cycling keeps you active and boosts your mental and physical spirit. In addition to ensuring your health, it keeps you in perfect shape. When you cycle, your blood will be pumped around your body which will help in the release of endorphins, dopamine, and norepinephrine. 

When done regularly, cycling boosts your self-esteem and reduces your anxiety and stress. It helps in strengthening your heart and brain.

Cycling - A Simple Sport That's good for people of all ages

Cycling is an aerobic exercise that aids weight loss. With less effort, it will pump your heart rate and it provides the benefits of a high-intensity workout. 

In addition to aiding weight loss, cycling acts as a strength training exercise. When you cycle every single day you could notice a rise in your metabolism and feel your muscle build-up. Your calories will be burned at a faster rate when cycled regularly.

In addition to reducing weight, cycling also helps you maintain your weight. It improves your cardio fitness and burns even stubborn fat, especially in your glutes.

In addition to toning your lower body, cycling also strengthens your upper body. It helps in toning your arm and shoulder area.

Studies have shown that cycling increases the power of your brain tremendously. It enhances the power of your brain and prevents Alzheimer’s disease.

Cycling is known to enhance the cognitive function of your body and slow down the aging process. 

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According to a study published in 2014, the more time a child spends on his cycle the greater the attention span. This report was published by pediatricians who have concluded cycling avoids attention deficit disorder.

Your cardiovascular system highly benefits from cycling daily. People who do not cycle have a 31% risk of developing high blood pressure. 

You would be surprised to hear that cycling will lower the risk of cancer. The American Medical Association researched 14000 men and concluded that those who cycled regularly had a lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer

Cycling enhances the power of your mitochondria and prevents all physical deterioration.  It will help you in revitalizing all your cells. Cycling is also known to reduce stress. It is one of the top stress-busting sports of all time. Since all your important body parts are used while cycling it will help you in maintaining posture and stabilizes the overall balance of your body. 

Cycling also helps in tackling Type -2 diabetes. It decreases the chance of getting acquitted with diabetes. 

After cycling your mind becomes active and this makes your body more productive. Hence it is advisable to make your children study after letting them cycle for a while. Even adults cycle for a few minutes before performing a heavy work activity. This will make you more productive and give you the best results. 

Cycling regulates the circadian rhythm and reduces the cortisol level to induce better sleeping. 

By improving your mental spirit, cycling helps you think faster and boosts your creativity. You will also notice higher retention of your memory when you start cycling every day. Cycling is a joyous physical activity that will do wonders for your mind and body and is beneficial for people of all ages.


🔵National Library Of Medicine(n.d)Do the Health Benefits of Cycling Outweigh the Risks? (Available Online):

🔵National Library Of Medicine(n.d)Two Pilot Studies of the Effect of Bicycling on Balance and Leg Strength among Older Adults(Available Online):

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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