The one thing that keeps us off our bikes is the same thing that should be making us cycle more: Stress.
We all feel it from time to time or every day and even more now that we are all going through a global pandemic.
It is important to find the best stress buster which studies shows, cycling or exercising.
Stress causes high blood pressure, poor lifestyle habits, heart disease, and more. So, making time during stressful times is not only essential for your stress but for your mental health as well.
It has been proven with many studies that working out helps reduce the bad health effect of stress. Yes, while working out it also adds stress to our bodies, but it deals with stress in a way that was meant to be dealt with. Sounds odd, we know.
Here are 4 ways to beat stress:
Whether you are a ride with your friends to a coffee shop or alone, make it more than of an exercise and make it fun.
In many ways, cycling can do your body good and there is evidence of fit people to have a less extreme physiological response when under pressure. This means that fit people can handle the effects of stress better without suffering from bad health.
In addition, this will help regulate cholesterol, higher levels of happy chemicals. So, if you are feeling down and frazzled whether it is caused by the global pandemic – consider getting a bike or getting on your bike that is collecting dust and head out for an easy bike ride. You will be glad you did it.