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World Bicycle Day: Ride your way to fitness

World Bicycle Day: Ride your way to fitness

June 3rd, 2019

Times are changing and people are getting more and more drawn towards personal fitness and environmentally friendly solutions to everyday living and this World Bicycle Day is just another step reflecting that! Just a year ago, 3rd June was declared to be the International World Bicycle Day by the UN. As we enter into the second year of this much needed day, let us take a look at how bicycling in India is being treated.


World Bicycle Day: Ride your way to fitness


Previously, there was a predominant thought that those belonging to the lower income group bicycled their way for the daily commute. However, with the change of time, this perception is slowly dissolving and bicycling today is being viewed more of means of fitness. Efforts are underway to promote bicycling, particularly using it as a means of commute to work – from building bicycle lanes to organizing cyclotrons.

World Bicycle Day: Ride your way to fitness

Using bicycles as a way of the commute is something that your health can be also be benefited from. Let us take a look at some of the many health benefits that cycling has in store for you:

  • First and foremost this is a great form of aerobic exercise which promotes blood flow and improves your muscle strength.
  • It is an easy form of exercise and if you have to travel less than 8-10kms to work then you can ensure regularity in your exercise regime.
  • It will help to improve your stamina.
  • It promotes adrenaline flow which in general will improve your mental health.
  • With this form of exercise, you can modulate the intensity level. You can start off slow, increase your pace and then again go back to taking it slow.
  • It improves your blood pressure, helps in keeping your sugar and cholesterol in check and of course helps in promoting general fitness.
World Bicycle Day: Ride your way to fitness

Cycling is fun, cost-effective and saves time as well. It needs to be adopted as a means of commute on a pan India basis by every section of the society. So, what do you think are the measures that can be taken to promote bicycling as a means of the daily commute?

World Bicycle Day: Ride your way to fitness