Firmly in the saddle - why cycling keeps us fit

Cycling is one of the healthiest endurance sports of all and is the perfect cardiovascular workout. If you pedal vigorously three to four times a week for around 30 minutes, you can extend your healthy life by a good ten years.


When cycling, the saddle absorbs around 75 percent of your body weight. As a result, the joints on the legs are not stressed. Cycling is therefore also a good alternative to jogging.

Riding a bicycle - Image by Ольга Фоломеева on Pixabay

Cycling is particularly beneficial in the fight against obesity and the unpleasant rolls of fat. A person weighing 75 kilograms burns 720 kilocalories after just one hour at medium driving speed. That is far more than what is in a bar of chocolate.

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