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Cycling and Walking help A Mental Health for all ages

Month of May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and celebrated amongst communities in the US. There are many community events for the riders and their supporters from work days to parks to celebrate the month of May. Without surprising news for the riders, cycling, and walking have many health benefits from physical fitness to mental health.

A study funded by NIH shows that among the age group 65, bicycle riders are less likely to have osteoarthritis compared who don’t bike.

Riding a bicycle for one hour will burn your fat at least 300 calories depending on your age, size, and effort level. On average, cycling is more efficient for weight loss than walking and at least 50% higher than walking, According to, cycling has many advantages and does not require paying fees that other sports require gym membership or pay fees. Plus, heart-strengthening with regular cycling and walking under the sun to maintain blood-related diseases like diabetes and mental health.

Of course, there are risks for the riders involved in car accidents that many recommend riding on the trails, and mountain biking, BMX, or road and track racing with a helmet as always.

More importantly, cycling and walking are both good for brain health not because of the happy hormones, Endorphins release you to relax and have happier moods after cycling for at least 1 hour.

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