Riding a bicycle is generally regarded by medical professionals as an effective form of low impact exercise. Running, even walking, can put physical stress on joints; but cycling is an aerobic exercise that doesn't risk damaging the skeletal system. Beyond the physical benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health, there are mental benefits to regular exercise. Instances of depression and anxiety are often reduced by an active lifestyle that includes exercise. A cycling routine can improve general health, but can specifically tone and work the legs and hips.
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