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2014年12月15日 星期一

Reasons to ride a bike today. (Yeah, I know it's freezing out there, but trust me, it would be worth your while)

I was out on my bike this past weekend. It was a lot of fun! It was also great to be able to steal a moment out of my usual hectic schedule to really exercise a bit.  Notice the stunning dinosaurs murals? WOW!!!!

A panoramic view of the riverside. Definitely worth a visit! 
Wetlands and there were more than one as I explored the place. An effective preservation of biodiversity.


A close up shot of one of the dinosaur murals.  Absolutely spectacular! A must-see if you haven't visited the place already.  
Lots of people ride bikes for lots of different reasons.
Here are the top 3 reasons why you should be out there too.

1.  For Your Body

Riding a bike offers many health benefits. Here are just a few:

u  increased cardiovascular fitness
u  increased strength
u  increased balance and flexibility
u  increased endurance and stamina
u  increased calories burned

It can be done by people of all ages, from childhood up even through the adult years when achy joints don't allow for more stressful exercise like jogging.

2. For Your State of Mind

Riding a bike is a proven stress releaser. 
Regardless of if you are riding purely for pleasure or for a specific purpose, you will arrive at your destination feeling relaxed, energized and happier about the world and yourself.
Plus, being out on your bike is just flat-out fun. The more time you spend on two wheels, the harder it is to take yourself too seriously.

3. For Your Community

You don’t bring with you the noise that a car generates and are actually able to interaction with people as you move. From my bike I can wave to a neighbor, say hi to a kid, smell someone’s dinner cooking and be a warm and friendly human presence on the streets. Also, not insignificant: operating a bicycling does not harm the environment.


So for all these reasons, get out there on your bike today. Even if you don’t save the world in the process, you’ll still have fun trying!

2 則留言:

  1. Hi Coach,

    好久不見!
    騎腳踏車健身還有一個優點, 就是可以讓人看不出實際年齡.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year !

    Tom

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  2. Merry Christmas Tom!很久沒聽到你的消息了。多運動對身體好,動則得救啊!

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