The main reason why cycling is favored by the public is that many of its advantages are unmatched by other sports.
For example, cycling is a systemic aerobic exercise, which can effectively exercise the functions of human organs such as the brain and heart.
High level of exercise
Most of the human muscles are concentrated in the legs, and cycling is to make the legs move continuously. In addition, we use our hands, wrists, and back muscles when cycling, which is equivalent to a whole-body exercise that can increase calorie consumption.
For example, in the world’s most famous cycling event – Tour de France, an average player consumes 5000~8000 kcal of calories every day.
Free riding, more scenery
It also takes an hour, and the distance covered by cycling is 5 times that of walking and 2 to 3 times that of jogging. That is to say, you can see more outdoor scenery by cycling.
As long as the weather is fine, we can decide the destination of cycling according to our mood, unlike other sports such as swimming, basketball, etc., which are limited by the venue and time. So, cycling is a fairly free sport.
exercise that activates the brain
Riding a bicycle requires high skill:
1. keep the bike balanced
3. Pay attention to the road conditions, choose a safe route, and twist the handlebar at any time
4. Flexible control of the transmission when going up and down slopes
Aerobic exercise that works wonders
When riding bicycles on ordinary roads, we also need to pay attention to other road signs, observe the state of surrounding motor vehicles and pedestrians, and have sharp eyes to be able to notice dangerous causes such as empty bottles and potholes ahead of the road.
In short, when riding a bicycle, you need to see six directions and listen to all directions and be able to instantly identify various information received by the eyes, ears, and nose and act accordingly. Therefore, cycling is also a sport that can activate the brain and make people smarter.
Aerobic exercise can take in a sufficient amount of oxygen, and it is an effective exercise for burning and hoarding fat. Our body is made up of more than 200 bones, and the muscles covering the bones are skeletal muscles, which are composed of aerobic muscles called slow-twitch fibers and anaerobic muscles called fast-twitch fibers.
Among them, the main heat source of aerobic muscle is sugar and fat, while the heat source of anaerobic muscle is sugar.
The amount of glycogen stored in muscles is limited, and all glycogen will be consumed during intense exercise. In this way, aerobic muscles will continue to consume accumulated fat in order to continue exercising. However, we can use aerobic exercise to burn body fat only if we continue to exercise for more than 20 minutes.
Advantages of cycling cardio
The general standard of exercise intensity is the number of times the heart sends blood within 1 minute, that is, the number of heartbeats. Cycling is a very effective means of maintaining a heart rate that meets aerobic exercise standards.
When maintaining a certain exercise intensity, the active muscles of the human body will generate heat energy, which will increase the body temperature. At this time, the human body will automatically sweat to lower the body temperature.
The main component of sweat is water. For every 1L of water lost by a person weighing 60kg, the body temperature will drop by 12°C. Of course, sweating is not the only way to lower body temperature, and the water and heat emitted by people during breathing cannot be underestimated.
The speed of bicycle movement is relatively fast, and the cyclist is often blown by the oncoming wind, so the sweat discharged is easy to evaporate. Therefore, although our body temperature may rise sharply when we ride a bicycle, the evaporation of sweat can ensure that the human body maintains a comfortable body temperature, and the advantages of aerobic exercise are reflected here.