Most experts consider it important for people to have an active lifestyle as opposed to a sedentary one, and one of the ways is by doing cardiovascular exercise such as riding a bike. This activity has a slew of benefits that will hold you in good stead in the long run. So, here is a list of reasons why one should pursue this type of cardiovascular activity:

Increases fitness levels

Cycling for a fair distance burns about 300 calories, and this can increase even more if one cycles in areas such as hills and mountains. What will make this even better is if one cycles to work and back as this will add to the amount of exercise put in every week.


Not only does this method keep you fit but it will also reduce the carbon footprint that has become a global goal. By doing your bit (regardless of whether other people are doing theirs or not) you’ll not only feel better in being a responsible citizen but you will benefit from it. And what makes this easier is that bikes of all sizes and shapes can be found at minimal cost as well.

Saves you money

In addition to keeping you fit, cycling will definitely save you money which can be a big benefit especially in these trying times. Not only will you save on those expensive gym memberships that you never get time to go to, one will save on expenses such as gas, repairs of your vehicle and even insurance if you use a cycle to commute. The overheads of maintaining a cycle is little to nothing in comparison to motor vehicles as well.

Improves your mood

Blame it on the endorphins that are considered ‘Happy Hormones’, which are released when you work out in any form of cardiovascular exercise. This gives you a sense of well-being and satisfaction, and cycling in particular has been known to release these hormones.