Thursday, April 30, 2009

BIKING FOR LIFE



I love biking, my wife encourage me to be fit and healthy. I started biking for a year now and really enjoyed doing it. The following are benefits of biking.


Easy on the Earth
Rather than adding to the pollution problem, biking is a completely clean form of transportation. The only fuel it burns is your own calories! Biking is also quiet, a huge plus for all of us suffering from the ill effects of noise pollution.

Fitness
Not only good for the atmosphere, biking is good for your heart, and lots of other body-parts as well. Firming, toning, calorie-burning: Biking has it beat over driving any day of the week.

Biking reduces your blood pressure to normal level, strengthens your heart, lowers the sugar level of your body and makes you feel good.

Boosting Your Mood
Even moderate exercise, like a leisurely bike ride, will boost levels of euphoria-producing hormones called endorphins. Translation: You can bike away your blues.

Enjoying the Scene
When we whiz past scenery in a car, we miss so much. The slower pace of biking enables ups to experience the beauty of locale. Avid bikers report the satisfaction of smelling newly mown grass, or flowering trees, or the fertile damp earth as one of the added bonuses of cycling. Same with me! I started to enjoy the country side scene which before I did not.

Meeting Like-Minded Others
You can bet that fellow cyclers are probably health-and-environmentally-minded. Many bikers say that deep friendships often form among cycling enthusiasts because of their common ground.

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