Looking at the physiques of the greatest athletes across the world, you will notice that cyclists have a common denominator. Almost all are extremely lean!
So, this leads you to conclude that cycling can help you lose weight.
Of course, the answer is YES! Cycling is the perfect exercise for everyone of any age or fitness level and weight loss is an added bonus you get by burning calories while improving your health.
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Cycling for weight loss is actually a very comfortable and enjoyable option compared to running, aerobic, strength training or high impact aerobics classes. This alone makes it a great way to motivate yourself towards your weight loss goals.
Bike paths have been developed bike paths for passionate cyclers enabling them to enjoy a continuous ride away from traffic. This also helps to encourage more healthy lifestyles.
Avid riders love indoor cycling for its heart-pumping, calorie-scorching, leg-shaking physical benefits, but it turns out that spinning your wheels it is also great exercise for your mind. Studies have shown that cycling improves the way your brain works by making several important structures bigger so you can think faster, remember more, and feel more upbeat.
The brain is made up of two types of tissues: Grey matter, which has all the synapses and is the command center of your body, and white matter, which is the communication hub, using axons to connect the different parts of grey matter. The greater the white matter, the faster you can make important connections, so anything that increases white matter is a great thing.
Guess what? There’s more good news! Another study published in the Journal of Diabetes Complications, found that after cycling for 12 weeks, participants gained more than just strength in their legs. They also saw a boost in brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is a protein responsible for regulating stress, mood, and memory. This associates reasons why cycling can help lower levels of depression and anxiety.
So you will not only feel mentally better after a ride, but you’ll actually be smarter. Additionally, the cyclists reported a greater ability to focus with an improved attention span. To top it off, these perks seem to reduce the loss of brain function normally associated with aging, with scientists noting that the cyclists’ brains appeared two years younger than their non-exercising peers.
With stronger neural connections, a better mood, and a sharper memory; in addition to better heart health, a lower risk of diabetes, and less incidence of cancer, WHAT do you have to lose? Oh yes, weight!
So with all these benefits, your only question now should be, “What time does my next cycle class start again?”
ChampCycle is a premier indoor cycling studio focused on high-energy workouts for all fitness levels and body types. The classes are led by Champ certified instructors who will inspire and push you through a heart-pounding 45-minute ride in our state-of-the-art theater.
Riders control the intensity on their own bike and can burn over 600 calories in one cycling class! So, whether you’re an elite athlete, weekend warrior, or just getting started, we provide everything you need for the ultimate fitness experience.