Cycling – the perfect summer exercise
The sun is shining and I have recently been trying to encourage everyone to get active outdoors this summer. Most home owners own a bike and it’s probably somewhere at the back of the garage / shed collecting dust most of the year round.
Cycling is a very low impact activity which means it is ideal for those that tend to suffer with foot / ankle issues, knee pain and lower back problems. The none weight bearing advantage which cycling offers is a great opportunity for many to improve muscular endurance and strength in the legs whilst boosting CV fitness and lung function.
So – plan a good route and enjoy a ride out with friends and family under the sun!
If you would like to know more about cycle routes near you check out: www.mynottingham.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=928
If you would like more confidence in riding your bike in public you can also access free training on cycling safety at www.ridewise.org.uk