There are a number of benefits attached to the choice of losing weight through cycling. One of such benefits is the fact that cycling is considered a ‘low impact’ exercise. For example, when you’re running or jogging, every step that you take sends an impact through your feet, ankles, calves, knees and quad muscles. In turn, this can increase the risk of injury, and the heavier you are, the higher the risk. Cycling is also a very good cardiovascular exercise which helps burning calories, as well as strengthening muscles such as hamstrings, quads, and glutes without much risk of injury.
Quite often individuals who are way above the recommended BMI (Body Mass Index) end up having bad knees, and cycling as a low impact exercise is the ideal starting point. Losing weight will further increase your performance on a bicycle, which in turn yields further health-related benefits. Although a low-caloric diet can help you lose weight, a significant part of weight loss actually comes from muscle tissue. Don’t rely only on diets! Get on your bicycle, ride, ride, and ride some more!