Cycling combines physical exercise with being outdoors and exploring new views. Cycling can be one of the easiest ways to stay fit. Besides controlling your weight, it can reduce depression, stress and anxiety, say experts. R.M. Anjana, Managing Director at Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre and Deepali Badoni, Physiotherapist at AktivHealth Clinic, talk about the benefits of cycling: Cycling is an aerobic exercise which has several health benefits. It reduces the risk of heart diseases. The activity boosts production of chemicals like serotonin, dopamine and phenylethylamine in the brain that makes you feel happy and keeps depression at bay. Static cycling is better for people suffering from knee or joint pain. ‘Cycling raises your heart rate and gets the blood pumping around your body, and it burns calories, limiting the chance of your being overweight.’ People suffering from diabetes should make sure that they are well-hydrated while cycling. Type-1 diabetics should carry some carbohydrate based snacks if they are cycling for more than an hour. Diabetics can track their blood sugar before, during, and after exercise using a finger-stick style blood glucose meter or a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). A prescription for a CGM is required if you are cycling regularly, especially over long distances or in races. Cycling has all sorts of health benefits. It is easy on the hip and knee joints and still engages your legs to provide a sense of freedom. As compared to running, biking is far lower impact and engages the muscles in the legs without as much force coming down on the knees. You will gradually begin to see an improvement in the muscle tone of your legs, thighs, rear end and hips. Cycling reduces the blood cholesterol levels improving your heart and lungs function thus reducing your risks for cardio-vascular diseases.Source: IANS << Mustard Oil Brings Tremendous Flavour to Any Dish Organoids Developed for Modeling Colorectal Cancer >> Recommended Reading Disease-busting 'recycling Bins' in Our Cells An important step in understanding how cells keep themselves clean and healthy has been made by scientists - a finding that may have implications for combating neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. READ MORE Cycling to Work can Help Reduce Stress Everyone goes through stressful periods in their lives. Cycling has been shown to be a relatively inexpensive mode of transportation and a stress buster. READ MORE Cycling For Better Health! Cycling regularly has a lot of health benefits such as increased cardiovascular fitness. increased muscle strength and flexibility. READ MORE Cycling or Walking Linked to Substantial Health Benefits Cycling and walking are linked with health benefits, but there is still some debate about the strength of these associations. READ MORE Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic valve Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the c valve. Symptoms include angina, and that of heart failure. Aortic valve replacement is effective therapy. READ MORE Exercise and Fitness Exercise is about revamping your lifestyle, not just weight loss. Exercise to get healthy – that way, you’ll last longer at it and get better results. READ MORE Exercise Bikes or Elliptical Trainers: Which is Better? Cycling on an elliptical machine or exercise bike are excellent home based workouts, providing aerobic exercise and help increase heart rate and burn calories. READ MORE Exercises to Grow Taller An article that highlights on the list of exercises that aids to grow taller. READ MORE Health Benefits of Cycling For Women Cycling is a physical activity that is fun and time-efficient and is one of the best ways to reduce health problems specially in women. Read more to know the major health benefits of cycling on women. READ MORE Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Valve Prolapse is a relatively common condition and causes leakage of blood through the valve. MVP is not life-threatening in most instances. READ MORE Pericarditis Pericarditis occurs when the pericardium gets inflamed. Pericarditis is characterized by severe chest pain. READ MORE Statins Statins are new wonder drugs that are proving to be efficacious, not merely in relieving symptoms but also offering several health benefits. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Diaphragmatic Hernia Daily Calorie Requirements Post-Nasal Drip More News on: HeartHealthy HeartExercise and FitnessStatinsMitral Valve ProlapseAortic Valve StenosisExercises to Grow TallerHealth Benefits of Cycling For WomenPericarditisExercise bikes or Elliptical trainers: Which is Better?