[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ts something that causes zero pollution, saves you money and keeps you looking trim and that is just part of the reason why more than half the world chooses to go cycling, for fitness.
Here are the reasons:
Keeps the skin glowing:
All that strenuous pedalling gives the skin a fresh burst of oxygen, which leaves it looking refreshed.
One estimate says that a woman (weighing 135 pounds) can burn almost 500 calories in an hour, just by cycling at a speed of 14 miles an hour. It also reduces the risk of becoming a diabetic.
Studies say cycling for 20-30 minutes per day reduces insomnia. The idea is that being in the outdoors exposes you to sunlight,which brings back the circadian rhythm and removes cortisol, the stress hormone in the body, which hampers sleep.