Cycling 101: How to Conquer That Fear

Cycling 101: How to Conquer That Fear

Advances in science and technology seem to have made people’s lives easier: transportation that takes us where we want to go, machines, appliances, and gadgets that make work easier. In particular, with the advent of the Internet, almost everything can be done online: reading, learning, online banking and even shopping. However, the easy life has led more people to lead a sedentary lifestyle.

A sedentary lifestyle creates health problems for people such as obesity, cardiorespiratory diseases, stress and diabetes, among others. Realizing the need for a more active lifestyle, more people are now joining health and fitness programs to improve their health and stay fit.

People who exercise regularly confirm that they function much better at work. It often turns out that they have a better disposition in life. Perhaps this is because when people exercise, they not only sweat out all the toxins and burn all those calories in their body, but they also release all the stress they have at home, school or work. Through a good cardiovascular workout, the power of oxygen in the brain somehow clears the head, improves blood circulation and thus releases much of the tension in the muscles. One good cardiovascular exercise you may want to try is outdoor cycling or bicycling.

Cycling is a low-impact exercise that does not stress or put too much pressure on the joints, unlike running, walking and weight training. This means that with cycling you can have a longer exercise time, which means more calories burned, than with running or jogging.

However, some people are afraid to try cycling as an exercise. Among their fears are:

· There may not be a bike that can last me.

· I may look awkward as I am not good at riding a bike.

· I’m afraid to go on the road.

These questions are not real problems, really. There are bikes for big riders and bike shops can help you with the bike that suits you. When you’re afraid of looking awkward or falling, you can practice riding your bike right in your yard until you gain the confidence to ride further away from your house. You can practice in a nearby park where there is less traffic. As you continue to practice, you will find that you are more confident riding your bike. The fun part is that you can ride together with your friends and family

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