You may have always liked to ride a bike, you bought one stored in a corner of the house and every once in a while you think it would be great to take her for a walk but you never find the time to do it.
If you have decided to lose weight or simply want to improve your fitness and change to a healthier lifestyle do not wait, the bike will help you to get it. Today in our special body in shape we tell you how.
Starting to pedal
Before starting to run with the bike mentally planning the route you are planning to take, take advantage of the specific areas that you have in your city (bike lanes, banks etc.) where you can move freely for a while.
It is always good to know several routes to vary, because if not the body is accustomed and not only you will get bored but the effort you make will be less.
Use a bicycle that is of your size in which you feel comfortable and regulate both the handlebars so that the arms are relaxed, such as the saddle, so that you can take full advantage of the pedaling.
Check the pressure of the wheels, if they are somewhat deflated you will perform worse and you will have more risk of pricking a tire. The protection is also important, some gloves will prevent you from damaging your palms and choosing a good helmet is vital for safety.
Do not forget to take in all your outings, even if they are short, a bottle of water to hydrate and avoid the hours of greater sun exposure.
To lose weight it is necessary to start with sessions of a minimum of 30 minutes that you can go up progressively. Maintain a medium pace (not less than 60 pedals per minute) that allows you to last longer and get out running at least three or four times a week.
To exercise is not enough with a walk on Sundays or a brief transfer in the city from time to time, although if you add them to a regular routine ¡Super!
When you get the chance plan a bike outing with friends, an ideal way to get excited and enjoy the sport.
Good reasons to dust off your bike
Aerobic exercise is one of the best aids to lose weight and burn fat. Cycling for 30 minutes burns about 300 calories and regular exercise activates our metabolism, making the consumption of both in activity and rest is increasing.
It is a good way of toning legs and buttocks, a part of the body that is sometimes forgotten something in men’s sports. Strong legs will also help us perform other types of exercises, such as weights, squats, etc.
Not only the outside of our physique will win, the heart is one of the main beneficiaries of the bike outings as it improves the circulatory system and reduces the possibility of cardiovascular accidents.
Cycling invites us to enjoy the outdoors, breathe fresh air or at least know the greenest part of our cities. Relax, release stress and it sure makes you feel better overall at the end of the day.
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