20 minutes of cycling a day

Thursday 11 Apr 2019

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Goal: 20 minutes of cycling a day

Regular exercise has always been highly recommended for many reasons. And 20
minutes of cycling a day is also recommended to take care of your body and your mind. Are you still sceptical? The rest of this article may surprise you!

20 minutes of cycling a day, yes… but without contraindications

Doing sport means releasing endorphins after each effort. It’s easy to become a cycling enthusiast after your first ride. While the rest of this article will summarise the various benefits associated with cycling, it is essential to remember that every contraindication must be fully considered. Health is the most precious thing, preserving it is essential!
If you have any doubts about unusual pain or discomfort, do not hesitate to consult your doctor and stop your sporting activities as far as possible.

Cycling in everyday life and its many benefits

Get some fresh air while enjoying the beautiful countryside
How can you not fall in love with nature after a few bike rides? What’s more, Switzerland is particularly generous with its magnificent panoramas. A 20-minute bike ride is an excellent way to cut through the stress of everyday life. As a result, the risk of depression becomes negligible.
Airing out also has real benefits for your body, and especially your brain. A cyclist will benefit from better oxygenation of this organ. Similarly, if the weather is good, cycling in the morning or afternoon is ideal for taking advantage of the sun’s rays and filling up on vitamin D.
Finally, note that regular cycling will synchronise your circadian rhythm (in other words, your internal clock), so your sleep and vitality will be increased tenfold at night and during the day respectively.

Sculpt your body

It will come as no surprise to anyone on the Internet that cycling for 20 minutes a day is enough to build up your muscles and burn calories. However, if you ride for longer than that, you can also burn fat. Cycling is known to be one of the most effective sports for losing weight safely.
If you want to lose a few pounds, we recommend that you set up a rigorous programme that is kind to your body.

Cycling is cardio

Cycling is also an ideal way to build up your heart: cardio. In short, this practice allows you to maintain your cardiovascular system and your respiratory capacities. For your information, 9,844 men and 5,203 women suffered a heart attack in Switzerland in 2018. Such statistics reinforce the relevance of 20 minutes of cycling a day (or any other sporting activity, of course).

Your immune system will say “thank you

As mentioned earlier in this article, cycling for 20 minutes a day is ideal for ‘resetting the clock’ and optimising your circadian rhythm. Your immune system will benefit fully from this virtue because, yes, your body’s ability to defend itself is also linked to your biological clock.
And that’s not all: the body is like a machine. Without exercise, your joints and muscles could “rust” and develop health problems directly or indirectly. Knees, ankles, handgrips… Cycling puts pressure on every part of your body, which is ideal for daily physical maintenance!

An exciting and economical sport

Lastly, cycling naturally means spending more or less money on your equipment. However, unlike other disciplines, no additional expenditure is required to fully enjoy solo rides. In short, cycling for 20 minutes a day is an economical, ecological and exciting way to relieve the pressure after a long day at work or during a well-earned weekend… Why not?