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3 Tips for Getting Started with Cycling in the New Year

Fit for Faith is helping you get ready for your New Year’s Resolutions by giving you some information on some different modes of cardio. Today we are looking at cycling as a great form of cardio. Cycling blasts away fat stores, is fun, and is relatively low impact. Lets check it out;

cycling Cycling provides you with a really intense, varied workout and the best part is it allows you to do a little exploring in the process.  In this article I will be discussing some of the reasons you should take up cycling in the New Year and provide you with some top tips for getting started.

 

Why Cycling?

 

What I really like about cycling is that it allows you to explore at the same time as getting a workout.  Jogging does this to a degree but you are limited by how far your legs can take you.  With cycling you have a mini-adventure every time you go.  You can even make a full day of it and plan a day of scenic cycling with a few interesting routes along the way.

 

Cycling Top Tips

 

cycling3Whilst cycling is a great way to get out and explore there are still a few things I highly recommend you do before taking up this hobby in the New Year:

 

1) Choose The Right Bike:- Before you start cycling you need to consider what type of cycling you are going to be doing.  Do you want to mainly cycle on the roads or do you prefer cross country cycling?  The type of cycling you do will determine the type of bike you need so think carefully before making your purchase.

 

2) Get A Helmet:- Safety is key when it comes to cycling.  I know wearing a helmet might not fit your cool and trendy image but it’s a small price to pay to avoid permanent brain damage.  A rough off road track, a pot hole in the road, a branch hanging from a tree or a driver who is not paying attention to the road are just some of the potential hazards that can knock you off your bike.  Whilst I hope this never happens, protecting your head is essential just in case it does.

 

3) Consider Getting An Indoor Bicycle Trainer:- Cycling is brilliant when the sun is shining and the sky is clear.  However, when the rain is pouring heavily or there is ice on the roads it’s pretty much impossible.  So if you want to keep cycling all year round you should consider purchasing an indoor bicycle trainer.  These nifty pieces of kit allow you to take your regular bicycle and train on it indoors.  They offer a much more realistic ride than regular exercise bikes and varying levels of resistance so you can still push yourself to the limit when training indoors.

 

Summary

 cycling5Cycling is a great way to get some exercise and explore the scenery around where you live.  So if you are a fan of the great outdoors and want to improve your fitness in the New Year, go get yourself a bike and a helmet, plan a few routes and hit the road.

 

Fit for Faith is dedicated to helping you meet and exceed your fat loss, weight loss and body transformation goals. We are committed to empowering you to become a better steward of the body that God has entrusted to you.

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