- Posted September 11, 2013 by
Weight Loss with Biking
You look in the mirror and detest what you see—flab over here, flab over there, flab everywhere! It has gotten frustrating that every time you try hide one flaw on one part of your body, you find several more than need to be hidden. But the thing is, looking good and feeling good isn’t about hiding your flaws. It’s about loving them or getting rid of them. Since it is ideal to love your self in tip-top shape, you need to exert extra efforts to feel good and stay healthy.
One option that you have for losing weight is to go biking. Bicycling is a great way to shed off those unwanted pounds because this form of exercise and sport allows you to burn high amount of calories. In fact, riding at a moderate speed of 12 to 14 mph will already help you say goodbye to 235 calories per half hour. Imagine going biking on a regular basis. You don’t have to be a math wizard to figure how much weight you can lose with this sport. Here are some tips on how to use biking for weight loss.
Schedule a daily ride: Amidst your hectic lifestyle filled with work, chores, and so on, you can still devote even a little of your time for this exercise. Set aside one hour of day to go on a daily bike ride around your neighborhood or in a nearby biking trail. Make sure that you stick to your schedule so that results will be more favorable. If you go biking today but feel lazy about it for the next three days, you won’t get the results that you are looking for.
Ride your bike to work: If you are just too busy and you can’t squeeze in an hour of biking in your daily life, what you can do instead is to ride the bike to work. This is good in so many aspects. For one, you will inevitably lose weight along the process. Aside from that, you will be more fit and stronger. Your stamina will build up and you will start to feel really good about yourself. Of course, you can’t also undermine the fact that you are doing the environment a great favor. Riding a bike will help reduce carbon emissions that your car usually emits in the atmosphere.
Plan group rides: If solo biking isn’t your thing and you feel like you want to have a company to talk to or share those beautiful sights you find along the way, you can always schedule for family or group rides. This can be a longer ride for a couple of hours.
Ride the bike when you go out: Whether you’re going on an errand to pay the bills or you simply want to go out for a breath of fresh air, hop onto your bike so that you can lose some weight while you do all these things.