When you lead a busy life, it can be hard to find the time to exercise. Getting to the gym can be difficult between work, family and other commitments. Cycling to work can be a great way to squeeze fitness and ‘you time’ into your day.
Cycling has a range of health benefits that are good for your body and mind. Check out our blog on The Impressive Benefits of Riding to Work in Brisbane and read on for how this activity can improve your fitness…
Swap Sitting for Riding
If you usually get to work by public transport or car, you’re starting your day sitting, then you may spend the rest of the day sitting at your desk. That’s not great for your health, but riding to work gets your body moving, increasing fitness and uses your time before and after work efficiently.
Exercise your Whole Body
Cycling works all your leg muscles, from calves to glutes. But that’s not the only area that gets a workout. Simply holding yourself upright while balancing on a bike engages your core and back muscles. Similarly, your arms and hands are strengthened by gripping the handlebars and steering. Cycling provides a full body workout.
Becomes a Habit
Commuter cycling can be more effective than other forms of exercise (such as going to the gym) because it’s done more often and without thinking of it as exercise. It becomes a daily habit that’s not easily broken. A habit which happens to increase your fitness.
An Aerobic Workout
Aerobic exercise has a range of benefits that can help in improving your fitness. Pushing pedals is great for the heart, brain and blood vessels and also releases endorphins. This will put you in a great mood for work, and get you excited to ride back home in the afternoon!
Cycle to Your Intensity
The great thing about bike riding is that you can go as hard or slow as you like. Whatever pace you choose will help to build up your fitness and stamina and it also means you don’t have to be completely knackered when you get to work… unless you’re running late of course!
If you’re keen to start riding to work in Brisbane, you’ll need a place to store your bike. Be sure to contact the team at cycle2city for information on our amazing facilities right in the heart of Brisbane. Get in touch or GRAB A FREE 7 DAY TRIAL.