Ready to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors? There’s nothing quite like feeling the wind in your hair and the sunshine on your face – especially after the extra time indoors this winter. So why not pull out the bikes from their wintertime hiding place and take a ride? There are lots of reasons to make this healthy activity part of your springtime routine:
- Biking around your neighborhood or to work produces endorphins that provide a sense of well-being to get you through your day.
- Biking strengthens your thighs, hips – and tush! When biking up hills, arms and upper body become stronger, too.
- People with back pains, muscle strains, knee or foot problems can find relief. Biking is gentle on joints and preserves cartilage. It’s an excellent way to stay active. Not great with balance? Try a three-wheeled bicycle for those who need a little extra support.
- Ride instead of drive. If you are close enough to work or school, take your bike instead of the car. You’ll save loads on gas and may even drop a few pounds.
The benefits of exercise extend beyond your wallet with better overall health. So get active this spring!