Benefits of Cycling

Douglas Austin
2 min readMay 17, 2022

A San Diego-based architect, Douglas Austin has many years of experience working in executive positions. The CEO of AVRP Skyport Group in San Diego, California, Douglas Austin enjoys bicycling in his free time.

Cycling is an outdoor activity that has several benefits. To begin with, cycling increases metabolic rate, builds muscle, and burns body fat, making it a good way to maintain or lose weight. It makes a flexible and relaxing form of exercise because of how adjustable it is in terms of time and intensity. Cyclists can cycle according to their needs.

Strength, balance, and coordination can be improved by cycling. It also aids in the prevention of fractures and falls. Patients with osteoarthritis can ride bikes as an exercise because it is a low-impact activity that puts little stress on joints. Cycling also helps to boost joint mobility and improves an individual’s posture.

According to research, cycling improves cardiac muscle strength, lowers the resting pulse, and lowers blood fat levels. Additionally, people who commute more by cycling are less exposed to pollution, allowing their lung function is better.

Finally, regular bike riding can help with mental health issues like sadness, stress, and anxiety. This is due to the endorphins released during the exercise, and the fun riding a bike may provide.

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Douglas Austin — CEO of AVRP Skyport in San Diego