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Biking Your Way to Better Health

As the weather starts to get warmer and summer gets closer, the opportunity to go outside and get moving becomes more of a possibility. Biking is something I like to do outside when the weather is nice, and I think it’s something you should try out if you haven’t really given it a shot before. It’s a great way to get exercise in while you take in nature.

Finding a trail near where you live can be a great way to get close to nature and avoid the congested roads and highways. It gives you an opportunity to see hidden areas that you normally wouldn’t see when you go for a drive. It’s a chance to see the vibrant greenery while you hear the sounds of birds chirping. It’s also a chance to feel the warmth of the sunlight on your skin.

If you’re an experienced biker, you could consider practicing different stunts and improving your biking skills. I’ve seen people challenge themselves by riding without touching the handlebars. Safety is the most important thing, however, so if you’re cautious, then it’s best to wear a helmet and ride where there’s not much traffic and cars.

You can also bring your family and friends with you so that you can talk with them as you ride. I’ve gone on biking races with some of my friends in the past, and those can be fun and thrilling experiences. The nice thing about biking is that even if it’s been a long time since you last biked, it’s easy to pick it back up again. Biking uphill is also a really good exercise for your legs, and something I would recommend if you are looking for a workout.

During this pandemic, it’s important to get some fresh air and not stay cooped up inside all the time. Biking is one way to take advantage of the nice weather outside and get your heart rate going. If you're interested, check out this video showing an interesting bike trail:

--BitterSweet Coaching Guest Writer


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