Cycling is the best way to stay healthy. It also reduces depression, stress and anxiety in addition to controlling your weight. Physiotherapist Deepali Badoni and managing director of Dr. Mohan Diabetes Specialties Center at R.M. Anjana talked about the benefits of cycling.
Cycling is an aerobic exercise, which has many advantages. This reduces the risk of heart diseases. This activity increases the production of chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine, which makes you feel happier and stress is removed.
Frequent cycling provides comfort to people suffering from knee and joints pain.
Diabetic patients should drink plenty of water before cycling. Diabetic patients with type-1 should cycle with more than one hour if they cycle with a carbohydrate diet.
If patients with diabetes decide on regular long distance bicycles then they should check blood sugar before and after exercise. This test can be from finger stick style blood glucose meter.
Cycle runs all the health related benefits. This is the full exercise of knee joint and your feet. Compared with running a bike, there is very little pressure on your knees and exercise of leg muscles.