Month: May 2016

CyclingIn today modern era the life style of people is totally changed from the earlier one. Busy and unscheduled daily routine including unscheduled eating and sleeping habits have made the things more troublesome for people. On to that so much of pollution, chemical contents in food and water have made the things more miserable. Numerous health issues and fitness related problems are arising even at very less age. Now it is time to seriously take a few steps for the physical fitness and good health. Exercise and regular workout is one such step that can help one to regain energies and develop strong immunity.

cycling-reasons-4-1463760833403-18xe9qwrbj9oe-960-540Among various available workout options cycling is a best one. Any person of any age group can opt for cycling. It has been stated by the researchers that cycling provide various benefits to a person, these are as follows –

  • Weight lose
  • Flexibility of muscle
  • Increased longevity
  • Increased height in children

Above are a few common benefits but actual benefits are much more.

Physical Fitness

arthritis-cycling-1445019723-600x360Cycling is a best exercise that leads to overall physical fitness the reason is that, while cycling the overall muscular system of the body works and hence making the muscle more starched and flexible. It has been proved by the researchers that inactivity in muscles for longer time can lead to muscles shrink.

While cycling leg muscles push the paddle for movement of cycle, shoulder and arm muscles manage the handle so that the cycle goes in correct and required direction. Abdominal and back muscles manage the balance so that cycle can move smoothly on two wheels.

How cycling help children to get increased height?

infinite-21-augCycling is best exercise for children. Though children enjoy cycling without considering it as an exercise activity but still it is a very beneficial activity for children. It leads to muscle starching specially leg muscles and hence help children to attain more height.

Risk Factor

Before you opt for cycling you should consider certain risk factors. The first thing a person should do is to go for medical check-up to get the information that he/she is physically fit for cycling activity or not. Further one should not go for lots of workout from the very first day of cycling. The intelligent works is start with fewer workouts and increase it serially day by day.

cycleOne should take the cycle to an efficient mechanic for regular check of all its oiling and greasing, tightness of brakes, air in tyres etc. before going for cycling.

Some cycling equipment are available in the market that can help a person for secure ride, it include helmet, knew guard, elbow guard, water bottle, bike rear and back light, first-aid bag etc. One should keep all such support equipment for safe and secure ride.

There are varieties of cycles that are available in the market. One should choose the cycle according to the requirement and preferences of the choice according to comfort. Some are geared while others are gear less. Some have straight handle while others have curved handles so one should select according to choice and purpose.


Cycling: A sport and a Passion

Cycling or biking is one sport that acts as a workout for variety of muscles. It not only burn calories, shed fats, tones muscles and strengthens them too. It is good for your heart and reduces the risk of coronary diseases. Apart from toning the muscles and strengthening them, it reduces the waistline and is good stress buster along with keeping our mental health and immune system in good condition.

Benefits of Regular Cycling:bicycles-1149170_1920

 -It protects the future of the world and protects the environment.

-It keeps our mind and body fit.

-It is the most economical mode of transport.

-It increases our cardiovascular fitness.

-It increases muscle strength and flexibility.

-Improves joint mobility.

-Decreases stress levels.

-Improves posture and coordination.stuntman-1107701_1920

-It strengthens bones.

-Decreases body fat levels

Cycling as a part of Physical fitness training programmer:

Cycling other than running and swimming is one such exercise that enables the body to transport blood and oxygen to the working muscles in a more efficient way which in turn improves body’s cardiovascular capability and allows it to produce more energy. Running and cycling fits into any fitness training programmer.

Cycling and Proper Diet:

soap-61089_1920Cycling drains the glycogen stored in our muscles which acts as a fuel for our body to do the necessary works .That is why immediately after cycling we must take proper diet of carbohydrates and proteins stimulate glycogen synthesis and muscular repair.

Cycling Helps in Brain Activation:

Cycling can grow our brain in the same way it can grow our muscles .When we cycle, the blood that flows to the muscles increases thus allowing our bodies to build more capillaries and thereby supply more blood and also more oxygen to those muscles. In the same way in our brain too the same process occurs. Cycling allows our cardiovascular system to grow further into our brains, thus bringing more oxygen and nutrients that certainly helps to improve its performance.

What Causes The Burning Sensation in The Legs During Excessive Cycling?

The brain gives signals to the thin fibers which make up the muscle tissue to contract. The muscles of the upper leg consist of quadriceps and hamstring muscles and the calf consists of soles and gastronomes muscles are the main muscles that are responsible for cycling. All these muscles contract in a particular sequence which creates the pedaling action.

During extended cycling, contractions occur by both aerobic (oxidation) and anaerobic processes to release energy needed by the muscles. During aerobic (oxidation) exercise, muscles draw on oxygen along with glucose and fatty acids which is carried in the blood to produce ATP (adenine tri phosphate. This ATP is the source of energy which helps in muscle contraction. In order to continue aerobic exercise depends on availability of oxygen, glucose and fatty acids to the muscle which in turn depends on heart’s circulatory efficiency and respiration of the lungs.

During anaerobic exercise, when the supply of oxygen or fuel molecules is less, muscles draw on hipster-863054_1920stores of glycogen and convert it to Adenine tree phosphate or the energy molecule. During this anaerobic exercise in conditions where energy is produced without sufficient supply of oxygen, lactic acid is produced as a by product of anaerobic process is produced. This lactic acid is responsible for causing burning sensation in the muscles and causes muscle fatigue.

Cycling is a Passion

Cycling provides challenges and rewards to everyone who rides. It not only improves physical health and mental outlook of the people but also gives a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of independence to the cyclists. That is why more than a sport or a mode of transport, cycling is a passion.