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Cycling excellent exercise

People who cycle regularly usually have the average fitness level of people ten years younger.

According to Government research, people who take up cycling:

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  • improve their aerobic fitness by 11% in just six weeks
  • improve leg strength by 8% in 5-6 weeks and by 16% in 4-5 months
  • reduce body fat levels and improve muscle mass

The National Heart Forum suggests that five 30-minute cycle rides a week can almost halve the risk of heart disease by reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and fat. Half an hour’s pedalling uses up 120-150 calories. Cycling is a lot kinder to your joints than other sports.

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Editorial

... especially jogging!

See also Tax Incentives for Cyclists



References

(6867) Robert Chesshyre. Daily Telegraph