Most of us played on bikes when we were growing up, and we can all remember how much fun it was. As an energetic young girl, cycling has been my hobby for years and there is no doubt that it served as a big part in my daily life, transportation, recreation and sport. I just love it. However, over the years, it seemed that cycling was just a kind of my own sport. My family members never ever try to join with me for the concerns of wasting time and dangers. Many of you may be in the same annoyance with me right now. We all have a clear idea that cycling is not just a sport. It can also be a simple, fun, and enjoyable recreational activity for anyone. But how can you get your family to share your passion so you can cycle together? Here are my tips on how you can encourage your friends and family to start biking and enjoy it as a simple hobby.
Cycling is a fun activity
family cyclingThe main reason that your family does not want to join you in cycling maybe is because they consider cycling as a boring sport that just pedaling all the time and it is a waste of time. Well, then here is your time to get them know the right thing. Cycling is actually an easy sport which doesn’t require high levels of skill or intense workouts so it means everyone in your family can do it, even your parents and your kids. Beyond that, cycling is an outdoor activity. Let’s image that on a beautiful sunshine day, you and your family riding your bike together on the road with breeze blow through your face, you can still enjoy the wonderful broad view of the fantastic scenery along the way. What an unforgettable experience!
Cycling is a great family bonding chance
Well, think about that. How long have you not spent time with your family? What is the last time that you and family hang out together and enjoy yourselves? Cycling is perfect chance to get you and your family together and enjoy your family time. Why not having a family bike-trip and deciding your cycling route together. Half the fun of a bike-trip is deciding where to do. Of course, the Internet is a great tool for planning trips and there are plenty of useful sites where families can find out about nearby cycle routes that suit their level of ability. During the period of working, laughing and even quarreling with each other, your relationship with each other within the family will be tighter than ever before.
Cycling improves your physical health and gets you fit
Above all, cycling can help protect you from serious diseases, such as cardio-vascular diseases, lung cancer, breast cancer and so on for providing you enough physical activity and improving your heart as well as lung muscles. Cycling can also help prevent osteoporosis. As researchers suggest, one needs 15 minutes exposure to family cyclingsunlight every day to help your body produce vitamin B which is good for bones. And cycling, as I have mentioned above, is an outdoor activity, it can give you exposure to sunlight and fresh air. If you or your families have sleeping problem, cycling is just for you too. It can help you sleep more soundly for get you expose to sunlight and fresh air, which helps get you circadian rhythm back in sync. Last but not least, cycling helps you lose weight by boosting your metabolism and burns your body fat. As reportedly, a moderate cycling can burn about 483 calories per hour, so spend at least 30-40 minutes and/or afternoon for cycling every day.
Cycling improves your mental health
You must agree that mental health is as important as physical health. Stay in a good mood can not only benefit yourself but also your family and friends around you. However, in a fast-speed society nowadays, it seems increasingly difficult to keep relaxing and happy, quite a number of people are suffering mental disease, which impact their work and life a lot. Therefore, cycling as a pretty simple and convenient activity will be right choice. Cycling can reduce stress, depression and anxiety, hence boost your pleasure and productivity at school or work.
Cycling helps your financial health
For a typical family in general, transportation is usually one of the largest expenditures. Thus, using bikes instead
of other vehicles means spending less on transportation. A bicycle is so much cheaper to purchase than other types of transport. Beyond that, the maintenance fee of bikes is also much less than other vehicles. Also, commuting by car will definitely cost higher compared to biking, including public transports, what is more, you can use your bike when shopping, visiting friends or something other. Last but not least, since cycling is also a type of aerobic exercise, you can also save money that you are supposed to spend on gym clubs.
Cycling is much more convenient
When cycling, you don’t have to struggle finding a place to park or parking your car at a busy parking lot. Compared with other vehicles, it is much easier for you to find a parking place for your bike. Traffic congestion can be really depressing when you use large transports like car or buses. Then with a bike, you have nothing to worry about that. You can ride freely through the crowed road.
Cycling is eco-friendly
First of all, cycling reduces pollution all the same time, ifamily cyclingncluding air pollution, water pollution and noise pollution. Bikes use minimal fossil fuels therefore they don’t emit pollutants and the mode of transport is silent. And cycling can reduce traffic jam and cause less damage to infrastructure.
Cycling is very interesting and fun hobby for children and adult alike. Try to use the tips that I have mentioned above to encourage your family members to start cycle with you. Sharing quality time with your family and sharing a common hobby can help create a stronger bond among families. Thus, I am to going to encourage my families to join with right now, what are you still waiting for? Grab the chance to enjoy biking with your family.