The new year is fast approaching and that means everyone is looking for a way to burn off those extra pounds that they put on over the Christmas period. But, did you know there is more to getting in shape than running or going for a swim?
Have you ever considered that cycling Llandudno may just be what you need?
As you may be aware, any type of physical activity is good for you. Your adrenaline is pumping, your anxiety is significantly reduced and your endorphins are running high, there’s no better feeling. However, did you know you can get these same great feeling you get from running by also mountain biking Conwy?
Running isn’t for everyone so why no try something new today and get the same benefits from it. Here is a list of reasons you’ll be silly not to.
You’ll never be bored
One of the most enjoyable things from mountain biking is that the trail you are on is ever-changing. As well as different twists and turns with varying levels of difficulty there is also the challenge of different dirt textures, rocks, branches and even leaves to contend with.
By mixing it up a little bit your brain will constantly stay engage and banish any boredom you may have once had with “getting fit”.
By opting to mountain bike over running, you can get to some truly mesmerising places a lot faster than if you were to do it on foot. If the views weren’t enough, the sounds of the great outdoors and tranquillity will transport you entirely, making the challenge completely worth it.
Stay Active Whilst Injured
It is common for runners to take up cycling when they become injured and in some cases, even their doctor prescribes it!
With all types of difficulty levels, those with an injury sport and more endurance ride with cross country biking which works every part of the body. It’s a great for working your arms, back and legs whilst getting your heart pumping but not putting pressure on your joints.
Better For Your Heart
Talking of getting your heart pumping, mountain biking is a great cardiovascular activity as you can change it up through the use of your bikes gears. Studies have even shown that cycling for at least 20 miles a week can diminish your risk of having coronary heart disease but almost half!
It’s an Escape
Whilst cycling you can have the means to escape from your own mind, especially if you have a busy work life. By being in the great outdoors surrounded by the wildlife you can keep your focus on riding and not the people that are around you. Alone time is good and it’s a good reason to hop on your bike for some well-needed escapism.