What is Physical activity ?
WHO defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that require energy expenditure. Physical activity refers to all movement including during leisure time, for transport to get to and from places, or as part of a person’s work. Both moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity improves health.
Popular ways to be active include walking, cycling, wheeling, sports, active recreation, and play, and can be done at any level of skill and for enjoyment by everybody.
- According to WHO adults aged 18-64 years should do at least 150–300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity; or at least 75–150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity; or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity throughout the weekshould also do muscle-strengthening activities at moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these provide additional health benefits.
Cycling is basically an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels, and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.
Health benefits of regular cycling
Health benefits of cycling
- Improved Joint Mobility
- Cycling has a relaxing effect due to uniform movement which stabilizes physical and emotional functions. It reduces anxiety, depression, and other psychological problems
3 Improved Postures
Cycling posture is optimum and the cyclic movements of the legs stimulates the muscles in the lower back.
4 strengthened bones
5 Body fat level is decreased
6 Enhances sleep quality
Cycling produces the balance between exertion and relaxation which is so important for the body’s equilibrium.increased cardiovascular fitness
8 )increased muscle strength and flexibility
9) decreased stress levels
10) prevention or management of disease
11)reduced anxiety and depression.
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