To stay fit and healthy means to be as regularly active as possible. What could be a better way to do that than using the holidays to experience it?
If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, going on a bike trip will help you get your cardio back at the pace that’s the most confortable for you. Just prepare your bike, put everything you need in a single-wheel bike trailer and get on cycle paths. Many websites help you find the best cycle path possible.
Cycling is easy
Cycling is accessible to almost anyone because it’s a low-impact activity and people from all ages can do it. Also, it’s cheap and fun and you don’t need a lot of planning or training.
Cycling is healthy
When you ride your bike you use most of the major muscle groups. There is low risk of injury compared to other activities such as running for instance.
And during your holidays, you can do it for long stretches of time at a low intensity which is one of the best ways to train your heart.
Cycling helps you control your weight
Working out in general raises your metabolic rate, builds muscle and burns fat. You can adjust the intensity and duration of the pedalling depending on the results needed. On a bike trip, you will probably be riding for a few hours every day and burn loads of calories. You can then indulge in some holiday snacks because you deserve it . Cycling at a steady pace burns about 300 calories an hour.
Cycling makes you smile
A bike trip is the best way to get as much sun as possible (vitamin C) and to be outdoors every day. This, combined with the pedalling will reduce any stress you might have felt during the long working hours at the office.
Cycling is environment friendly
Forget about the plane or the car, use your legs and the planet will thank you. Due to recent events worldwide, people have opened up to new ways of living, in accordance with the environment. Using a bike everyday and during the holidays will considerably reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.