Cycling has always been described as one of the most interesting sports chosen by many fitness enthusiasts and avid cyclists to keep the heart strong and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is one of the best cardiovascular exercises other than running, swimming, hiking, or even performing home cardiovascular workouts.
Apart from that, it is good for joints as well. Cycling, which is a low-impact exercise, helps to limit the stress on the joints, particularly on knees, hips, and feet. Therefore, it helps to reduce the stiffness at joints. To make it interesting, it is affordable and convenient, especially for working adults.
When mentioning football, badminton, or any other group sports, these activities nevertheless will only be playable if there is more than one person. However, cycling is totally different from other sports as it can take place anytime and anywhere as long as time permits.
There are two types of bikes that are frequently cycled by avid cyclists.
Mountain bikes known as MTB are specially created for off-road cycling. It is frequently ridden on trails, logging roads, or any other unpaved environments. Just like any other sports, mountain biking has its own health benefits. It is a fun and exciting way to enjoy cardiovascular exercise.
Mountain bikes are harder to pedal and slower on the pavement. They have a cushy ride and can travel easily on any surfaces.
It also helps to put less stress on the joints compared to running.
For those keen on trail riding, mountain biking is the preferred choice. It focuses more on strengthening the muscles on legs, thighs, and buttocks. It is definitely a good way of improving stamina as especially when riding up the hilly terrain.
Road bicycles are designed to be ridden in a smooth pavement or a flat road. The bicycles are easily handled with and can be used for on-road racing with its skinny’ tires’ and lighter than other bicycles.
The wheels of road bicycles are not as robust as mountain bikes. The rims are narrower and it helps the cyclists to enjoy a smoother ride on a flat road. With its skinny tyres, it can reach its fastest speed on normal pavements. Road bikes are enormous fun to ride as if you’ve never tried one before.