Lift weights for an hour.
Run 5 miles within an hour.
Both the above ways mentioned above are good options to get fit, but which is the convenient way of doing things?
Today, most fitness routines thrive on their novelty. The majority of these regimes lack the most important quality i.e., sustainability. The need for a quick fitness hack or a health quirk is growing.
Why? We do not have an answer for that, but we have a solution for your long-term fitness.
A solution that is simple, feasible, and most importantly, sustainable over time; Cycling.
Nothing new, nothing fancy, yet the ideal way to get fit.
We at Spoke Herd believe in pedalling our way to elite fitness.
How can we cycle our way to long-term fitness?
First and foremost, shift your mindset. Consider cycling as a lifestyle, rather than an activity.
This mindset shift will be of great help when trying to achieve consistency in cycling. You do not have to cycle hundreds of kilometres from day 1. Small, but regular improvements are where true fitness lies.
Striving for a better rhythm, better positioning, and control is often better than trying to reach a certain distance.
The compounding nature of these small improvements shall elevate your fitness to greater levels.
Moving on, cycling is safe.
Does this mean there is no risk of injuries? Nope. The risk of injury is always present during physical activity. Then, how is cycling safer?
Cycling is a low-impact activity. With just average coordination and discipline, you can cycle injury-free for years.
Also, there is no dangerous equipment to worry about. A cycle is as harmless as your legs. Compared to lifting weights or other intensive activities, cycling is pretty safe.
Aesthetics and Immunity
Not many physical activities can cater to both the physique and the immunity of an individual. Cycling is one of the very few.
From toning your body out to improving your cardiovascular health, cycling is your best bet to get fit. Toned calves, strong legs, and joints are a certainty with regular cycling.
Cycling, as a fitness regime will be a sure-shot way to get healthier. It improves your cardiovascular health and stamina. Your body will also benefit from reduced body fat levels and stronger bones.
Think of all these benefits and reaping them, collectively. Our favourite facet of cycling is how it brings people together. Having a community that cycles regularly is a boon.
Feeding off each other’s energy, getting healthier together, pushing limits, having fun — all of these just with a cycle. This is why cycling, as a culture outplays every other fitness regime.
Also, for all the beginners out there, you need not cycle for long distances to get fit. Start with building a habit out of cycling.
Maybe Tomorrow you will try cycling your way to the vegetable vendor. Or a small 15-minute ride during the evening breeze.