One effective way to survive the COVID-19 corona virus is to maintain immunity. But, the busy lifestyle of Jakarta people makes them forget about a healthy lifestyle.
As a result, besides controlled food, people also lack physical activity. In fact, physical activity is very important to reduce disease.
Well, even if the government campaigns the movement at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Short exercise around the house is still allowed, as long as keeping self distancing.
Instead of what you are confused about, try cycling in your spare time. However, actually there are many benefits from this one activity, as reported by PasteMagazine.
Cycling can increase endorphins in the body. The repeated action of pedaling is a way to relieve stress due to the rhythm that is created. In addition, while cycling you can enjoy the scenery around which is useful to relieve stress.
Helps restore joint disease
For those of you who have arthritis problems, cycling can be an alternative if you still want to do physical activity. That’s because cycling has a lower risk because it involves leg muscles without excess pressure.
In addition, because there is no pressure on the back, hips, knees, and ankles, cycling can be a temporary exercise for those who have recently been injured.
Increase cardiovascular strength
Cycling regularly can improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 50%. From the results of the study revealed, cycling increases heart rate in the long term.
This is directly proportional to the increase in blood flow throughout the body so that the heart becomes stronger overall, low pulse, and decreased blood fat levels. All of which help prevent cardiovascular diseases such as strokes, high blood pressure, and heart attacks.
Add strength to the body as a whole
Whether we realize it or not, cycling is an exercise for the whole body. When pedaling, you automatically train the legs especially the front and rear thighs, and gluts. In addition, cycling also exercises upper body muscles, abs, lower back, and core. Then when you grip the handlebar, your shoulders and arms are trained.
In connection with the benefits above, an increase in cardiovascular health affects an increase in overall stamina. If this endurance exercise is done routinely, then during long distance biking you don’t experience muscle fatigue too often or stress on the joints.
With long distance cycling, the body automatically uses stored energy for a longer period of time. This affects higher stamina, a more enthusiastic mood, and a more productive life.