If you plan on a long-distance ride, be it for competition or just for fun, you need to prepare carefully. While the health benefits of cycling are undeniable (Environmental Health Perspectives), there are some risks to the activity. Those risks become more pronounced when you push your body to ride for a long time. You’ll need to take certain precautions to reduce those risks and make the bike ride a true health-booster. Here are our top five tips to ensure your long-distance bike rides make you feel healthier – rather than making you feel awful!
Here is yet another benefit of cycling – it has been scientifically proven to improve the length and quality of sleep, which in turn boosts overall health and happiness.
While there are many reasons why you might want to start cycling, such as improving your health and boosting your general fitness, don’t overlook the mental health benefits. Research shows that one in three cyclists find that cycling reduces their stress levels.
If you suffer from knee pain, this post explains how a properly set-up hybrid bike may offer a way to exercise without causing further knee pain.
Protein is a nutrient that’s typically associated with gym rats and those wanted to build muscle, but it’s just as important for cyclists to increase their consumption as well. This post explains why cyclists need protein, and what happens if we don’t get enough!