Exercise and cycling are seen as virtually synonymous. Health benefits are among the main attractions for choosing cycling over other modes of transportation.
Cycling advocates and enthusiasts point to the cardiovascular benefits which come from pedaling a bike, as well as riding’s effect on weight. Most regular cyclists are able to lose weight and keep it off, as long as they watch their diets and make cycling part of their regular routine.
But for every health proponent there is someone who promotes the idea that less exertion is a benefit for those who ride bikes or who use other forms of transportation. In that camp, the idea of preventing sweat for the sake of one’s clothes or getting somewhere faster takes precedence over promoting good health. Continue reading ….