Cycling for Better Health

We all know that cycling is a great way to increase your fitness level and overall health.  But there are a lot of people who buy a bike with that thought in mind, but just never seem to figure out how to get the full benefit of riding.

Some new riders will go out on a weekend and take a nice leisurely ride, and then wonder why the pounds are not just melting away.  Does this sound like you?  If so, then here are some easy ways for you to get more out of your riding.

Be sure to use the resources that are available to you. The internet has a lot of different ways for you to gather information and get the answers you’re looking for.  There are countelss forums,  websites, podcasts, online magazines, and so much more that offer everything a cyclist needs to know. Many of these sources are put out by cyclists who were also new to the sport and they offer their ideas to help people follow their path.  Many will also answer any questions you may have as well.   Of course there is the ever popular social media channels as well and provides another way to meet riders and get ideas from them.

There is also the traditional ways of gathering information and getting ideas.  Check out your local bike shop is a great place to meet experienced riders and find out about local riding groups.  By getting involved in those groups and riding with other cyclists, you’ll be able to find out what it takes to use cycling to improve your health.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions….talk to the experienced riders and see what advice they can share with you and what ideas they provide for your rides.  Not only will you get new ideas but you may make some new friends and nothing will boost the quality of your rides better than going out on rides with more experienced riders who can push you to new heights.

As you begin cycling, it’s good to work at improving yourself along the way.  It might be beating your best time or riding farther than ever before, or even riding up that steep hill you have always avoided before.  Consistent improvement in these ways will improve your fitness level.  You will feel better, have more energy, and increase your  metabolism.  Increased fitness level will also make you eligible for cheap medical insurance and affordable health insurance plans that you may not have qualified before.

Cycling is a great way to get in shape but you have to put in the effort to make it worthwhile.  Check out your online resources and feel free to contact podcasts like ours for more information. You will benefit in terms of your overall health and see the financial benefits from cheaper health care costs.

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Comments

  1. Belizean TCR says:

    That pic almost looks like Southern Belize. Is it?

    • I believe it is as Darryl was visiting Belize with his family when this podcast was recorded.

      - Coach Rob

    • Yeah, that picture is from just outside Belmopan on the Hummingbird Highway. Great country for cycling.

  2. Belizean TCR says:

    Nice, I actually live in Belmopan. I just started to listen to the podcast a week ago. It’s made me love my bike again after a year off. Great work guys!

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