Cycling is easy on the joints, strengthens the muscles and stimulates the cardiovascular system and blood circulation. Additionally, it improves coordination skills. These positive effects already appear after about 10 minutes on the bike, which is why even short rides are rewarding.
As cycling is easy on the joints, the sport is also suitable for people who weigh a little more but want to lose excess pounds at the same time. How many calories you lose while cycling will be explained in the following section.