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A Growing Number Of Cycling Enthusiasts

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While cycling as a sport has been around for ages, it only gained widespread interest very recently. The first bicycle was put on exhibit in 1818 and until today has continued to attract the interest of bicycle enthusiasts.

Cycling is very easy to learn and attracts both young and old. Some people just bike in a leisurely pace while others are in it for the challenge. They would bike in faster speeds and over difficult terrain. Some people would just wear a simple pair of shorts and t-shirt while biking. Others will wear the most fashionable pair of cycling shorts and cycling jerseys. Regardless of what you wear, cycling will result to tremendous health benefits.

There are several reasons why the sport is popular and it is because this outdoor sport requires so very little equipment. Aside from being fun and easy to do, it is one of the best ways to exercise. Cycling improves your heart rate and lungs, it lowers your blood pressure, enhances muscle strength, and improves your stamina and building stronger bones. It helps burn 400 to 500 calories per hour so it’s a great way to lose weight. There are several success stories about people who lost a lot of weight just by cycling. There is the former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, who lost 100 pounds within one year and says cycling contributed to his success.

Now that the warm weather is here, we expect to see more individuals going outdoors with their bicycles. There are some estimates that say there are more than 43 million people riding their bicycles in the United States alone. It’s not surprising with all the health benefits you get from cycling.