Cycling has become all the rage lately, and for a very good reason! You get to spend time outside, you get killer pins and it can even help burn fat! Whether you cycle to work or just love a casual bike ride around the park, the health benefits attached to it are not to be ignored! So as it’s National Bike Week, we thought we’d give you the low down on why you should whip out your cycling cap and how it can have a huge impact on your mind, body and soul!
Cycling has been proven to force serve cells to fire up your neuroses, boosting the creation of proteins that help the formation of new brain cells. So get pedaling, because the more you pedal, the faster your brain cells will communicate faster and more efficiently with each other.
Spin classes may be tough, but, there is no denying how amazing and empowered you feel afterwards. Cycling is proven to elevate endorphins and dopamine, both during and after your workout, so dust of that old bike sitting in shed and pedal your way to happiness!
Regenerate your body!
Cycling regularly helps improve circulation, increases lung capacity and can even aid digestion. So next time you’re feeling a bit bloated, know what to do!
Spice up your love life!
Regular cycling improves stamina…need we say more?!
Ditch the muffin-top!
Cycling is an amazing way of torching fat. The combination of high intensity and low intensity movement, will kick start your metabolism and keep it raised long after you’ve finished your cycling session. You can also expect to burn around 500 calories in 45 minutes alone! Perfect for those pushed for time and rely on their commute as a form of exercise.
Strengthen and lengthen those muscles!
Expect a stronger core and victoria secret models pins after taking up cycling! The constant change in speed and rhythm will strengthen and tighten your body and if you want to give your booty a boost, lift yourself off the seat and head for the hills! You’ll definitely feel your booty working!
Our favourite bikes to get you inspired!
Foffa – Used at the dreamy Soho Farmhouse, we think these bikes ooze style!
Pashley – If you’re the kind of gal who’s always wanted a basket at the front of her bike, look no further than the perfectly pretty Pashley! We love them in red!
words by Oliva Fantoni