Cycling is an effective and enjoyable form of aerobic exercise when done properly. It can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Based on statistic reports, cyclists even those who only travel short distances can reduce the risk of death by 22 per cent.
Best results are achieved when cyclists are breathing heavily, but are not out of breath. This type of exercise has been shown to increase good cholesterol and reduce the amount of triglycerides in the blood. This leads to improved cardiovascular health, a reduced chance of heart blockage and reduces the risk of stroke.
Cycling also has been proven to reduce stress and depression and relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.