Mountain Biking or 'out of the saddle' riding (e.g. climbing) is an excellent full body exercise. When mountain biking, you're constantly shifting your weight, sometimes carrying your bike, working your arms, chest, abs and improving your core stability. Regular cycling improves balance and co-ordination and studies have shown that those who cycle to work suffer less absenteeism than non-cycling employees as workers arrive fresh, relaxed and motivated
Cycling has possibly the broadest appeal of all forms of exercise, From toddler to pensioner, able bodied or disabled, practically everyone can enjoy the health benefits of cycling with the right equipment. Brisk cycling burns around 500 calories per hour, helping to control weight.
Cycling is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it doubles as transport. If you aim to cycle consistently twice during the week (either on road or spinning), and do a longer ride at the weekend you will soon achieve great cardiovascular fitness.
Since starting the classes I have trained many Turning point and Aspire service users at various venues and have seen a lot of changes in their behaviour.
I am so grateful for the opportunities that the Active Body Healthy Mind project has given me and I do feel so much better, in body and mind.
The activities I have experienced with Aspire have been great for me. Getting my fitness up & meeting new people has been excellent.
All activities were brilliant & it has been an amazing experience. It’s given me better relationships with my peers and I’m grateful to Jamie Hamilton & Racheal Torrance for involving us in this.
Doing these sports is a huge boost to my self-confidence and mental well-being, helps me to build a social network and improves my physical fitness which is growing every week.
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