Riding is Good For You
A new light hearted report in the leading weekly motorbike press has revealed that biking can not only be fun but is actually good for you. The article refers to exerts that have confirmed that some aspects of riding can actually be beneficial to your health.
The article looks at a few ways in which biking can be good for you:
Brain - It is thought that biking can reduce your risk of contracting problems related to depression. This is due to the fact that biking can relieve the stress related to traffic congestion and put a smile back on our faces.
Back - Doctors believe that the riding position can be more beneficial to that of a motorist slumped in their car seat. From the riding position a biker takes up they have a good posture and can benefit from fewer back problems than associated car driving back troubles.
Lungs - By commuting to work on your bike you remove yourselves from busy public transport. It is on busy tube trains or busses that a lot of the UK workforce can pick up air-born illnesses such as the common cold meaning your lungs can stay disease free.
Heart - The heart can be healthier due to the relief in stress associated with driving on the UK's congested roads. This stress is pushed aside by the freedom that a biker feels reducing the risk of a raise in blood pressure and the associated problems.
Fitness - Just by riding your bike you can keep relatively fit. Riding a bike burns calories and can help keep that puppy fat to a minimum. Also remember that when manoeuvring that heavy Suzuki Bandit you are working your muscles and giving your body a workout.
Circulation - The dramatic temperature fluctuations associated with riding a bike in hot leathers in the summer and the freezing conditions in the winter help the blood circulation in the human body. This leads to a reduced risk associated with poor circulation such as hardening of the arteries.
Having said all this that long ride down to the coast and back may burn off a few calories but they haven't found a way to make those few pints in the pub that night while swapping biking stories good for you just yet. So all we have to do now is find a way to reduce our trail bike insurance premiums dramatically so we can be happy and healthy.