Currently, residents of European countries are increasingly popular riding a bicycle, and this is not surprising, because this type of transport is the most economical, and most importantly, it has a positive effect on the overall health.
Australian scientists for several years conducted a study, which revealed that the category of people who prefer to often ride a bicycle, are much less likely to suffer from various diseases, including chronic ones.
Such exercises improve the work of the heart and blood vessels. Accelerating blood circulation, which in turn does not allow the formation of blood clots.
Daily riding strengthens the bone and muscle system, making a person more enduring. An important factor is that this habit helps to burn excess calories, which in turn prevents the development of obesity, and, as is known, not only adults but also children suffer from this disease. Everyone knows that it is because of excess weight that most often there are such diseases as diabetes and hypertension.
Intensive and Moderate Ride Provide the Same Effect
The study also found that the same effect has, like riding at a moderate pace for a long time, and intense at short intervals. In the experiment, two groups of people participated, one of whom moderately cycled for thirty minutes, and the second did a two-minute bike ride at high speed.
As it turned out, the health benefits were equally affected. An important factor is that this sport is suitable for people of different age groups, including the elderly, who need daily movement in order to slow the aging of cells.
In addition, this ride positively affects the psychological state, strengthening the central nervous system, especially if you go on a bike to the forest to nature, where clean air contributes to oxygenation. Another advantage of the bicycle is that it is easier for residents of large cities to find a parking space for such transport during their trip to work or shopping.