Fitness

Cycle your way to good health

Cycling is the perfect way to boost your health. It has a direct impact on the cardiovascular system. It boosts leg strength. And it burns fat as well as just about any other form of exercise. So, if you’re looking for a way to keep yourself in good health, or to attain good health, this summer than have no qualms in dusting off your old bike and taking it out for a spin.

Cycling is the perfect way to boost your health. It has a direct impact on the cardiovascular system. It boosts leg strength. And it burns fat as well as just about any other form of exercise. So, if you’re looking for a way to keep yourself in good health, or to attain good health, this summer than have no qualms in dusting off your old bike and taking it out for a spin.

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And once you do dust off your old bike (actually, it would probably be better getting a new one) why not take to ticking off a true cyclists dream ‘to do’ list? This list comprises of a host of different routes, tracks and courses to take and conquer via bicycle. These include a host of tracks found in France, including the infamous Tour de France track. Up and down The Island of Tasmania in Australia. Through The Dolomites in Italy. And through various cities and small villages in Britain.

In regards to the latter, you can challenge yourself to one of the most grueling bike courses going. Ranging a distance of 1000 miles, the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge is the furthest possible distance you can travel in the British Isles and is a course that many cyclists take to challenging themselves to year in, year out. This one is about as grueling as they come, but you know what they say about grueling challenges: they make victory taste even better!

Cycling through the dream ‘to do’ list of a cyclist is the perfect way to motivate yourself into a healthier lifestyle. Why? Because no two cycling journeys that you make will be the same, and on each different track you take you will see things that you’ve never seen before. And if that’s not motivation to take this cycling challenge, and get yourself a healthier lifestyle, then what is?

But taking your bicycle on these famous and grueling courses isn’t the only way to stay fit. No, you could simply take your bike to your local nature park or, even more simply, you could just take to cycling to work each day. When you do so you will be able to see things about your local area that you just don’t when you’re traveling via car. What’s more, you’d be doing your bit to reduce your own personal carbon footprint too. Therefore, not only would you be cycling your way to your own personal good health, but you’d be doing your bit for the earth’s health too.

Cycling is the perfect way to keep yourself active and fit, and should definitely be worked into your exercise routine. Even if this just means cycling to work once or twice a week. Even if it means going out for a family bike ride on the weekend with the kids. You do it — once you do, you’ll reap the rewards.

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