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Cycling As a Form of Exercise

January 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 145

For over one hundred and twenty five years cycling has been a popular pastime for people of all ages from all over the world. Initially the bicycle was seen as a form of transport for the working masses in the industrialised world, but it soon caught on as a form of exercise for people and gradually grew into the popular sport that it is now. If you are looking to keep fit or even improve your fitness levels you could do a lot worse than considering to take up cycling to help you keep fit so with this in mind what are the things that you should consider if you are looking to ride a bike to keep fit?

Cycling is known to be one of the best forms of exercise as well as being one of the most enjoyable ways for you to keep fit. Riding a bike can be as easy or as taxing as you like, indeed the more you ride your bike the quicker you will get and the more effort you can put in to your ride. Riding a bike is a fantastic way to help you shed weight. Unlike using a gym or a treadmill you will have constantly changing scenery around you when out riding to help keep you motivated. It is possible to ride your bike the whole year round regardless of the weather but for this you should make sure that you have the correct equipment and clothing.

Firstly it is important to have clothing that is comfortable to wear when you go on a bike ride. The longer you ride your bike for the fitter you will get so it makes perfect sense to ensure that you are wearing clothing that will keep you comfy for the duration of your ride. If the weather looks like it will rain you should also consider investing in a waterproof jacket, this will enable you to stay out on your mountain bike for a longer period of time if the weather turns bad. If you do have a waterproof jacket you are more likely to go out when the weather is not so good. There is no point just being a fair weather cyclist after all!

You should make sure your bicycle is road worthy and in good condition. you do not want your bike to break when you are many miles from home, this is likely top put you off wanting to ride again. Fitting reliable and good quality tyres to your bike is a wise idea, Maxxis High Roller tyres are very good all-purpose mountain bike tyres. The Maxxis High Roller tyre is at home on the road as it is on the trails and woodland paths so by fitting Maxxis High Roller tyres to your bike you will not be forced in to one type of riding only, this should make riding your mountain bike more enjoyable.

Cycling really is on of the most enjoyable forms of exercise that there is and it can be so rewarding in terms of helping you to get fit and lose weight. If you have not exercised for a long period of time it is always a good idea to consult your doctor before you attempt anything too strenuous as you may end up injuring yourself.

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Harwood E. Woodpecker

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