Cycling – the way to a healthy heart
It's no secret that a bicycle is quite a convenient and environmentally friendly means of transportation, but at the same time it is also a good protector against all sorts of cardiovascular diseases.
Perhaps the figure will seem a little unrealistic to you, but regular cycling reduces the risk of heart attack by 50 percent!
This result is achieved through physical activity, which contributes to the normal functioning of your body. At the same time, your heart during such training begins to work somewhat more economically. Physical activity during cycling strengthens not only the muscles of the legs, and the whole body, but also the heart muscle!
The contraction of the heart muscle becomes somewhat more intense, which makes it more enduring. At the same time, do not forget that excessive loads are unlikely to strengthen your body. Overloads will only be to the detriment of the heart, and simply there will be a weakening of the body. It is for this reason that we do not advise you to set records, especially with a rather rare ride.
In addition to strengthening the heart muscle, regular cycling will also help you in dealing with stressful situations that we face daily, and which directly affect our nervous and cardiovascular system. Cycling will allow you to distract yourself from daily worries and negative thoughts, relieve nervous tension.
But that's not all. Cycling in the fresh air promotes more active breathing, which contributes to good ventilation of the lungs and the enrichment of the blood with oxygen. Heart health directly depends on the quality of blood, and oxygen saturation of the lungs reduces the risk of pulmonary diseases, improves brain function. Thus, cycling will be especially useful for smokers whose lungs and blood are saturated with toxins.
From all of the above, we can draw a simple conclusion: a bicycle is an excellent assistant for relieving stress and improving the body, as well as a source of positive emotions.