Once you learn to ride a bike, you never forget. But although your body might remember, you might not be as strong as you once were in your youth. But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on a healthy and active lifestyle. By picking up a bicycle, you can still go adventuring while refraining from any strains on your body. To help encourage all current and future biking tour enthusiasts, here are some of the great health benefits that come with cycling over the age of 50.
Disclaimer: Before you begin cycling or any extensive biking tour, it is best to check with your doctor to make sure that you are healthy enough to start cycling.
New Perspective on Life
People over 50 might be starting to get the impression that their time for living a full life is winding down. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. A full life starts with your perspective on what you have in front of you. And if you are interested in fun and productive activities, then a good bike vacation or casual cycling tour can reawaken that perspective. Once you see that you are capable of riding into the sunset, you will see that your life isn’t winding down; it is only just beginning.
Relieves pressure on knee joints
As time goes by, our bodies’ ability to function may weaken. One example is the cartilage tissue in our knees. As our knees weaken, walking along hard surfaces can become more and more uncomfortable. But when bicycling, there is far less pressure on your knee joints, therefore giving you the needed exercise while resting your knee joints. This certainly helps relieve any pain of cartilage degradation or osteoarthritis.
Helps fight sickness
Cycling can do more than fight against cartilage degradation. It can also better enhance your overall wellness. It can help you lose weight as well as help prevent heart disease. Overall it helps increase your ability to function and promotes a healthy lifestyle. If you act healthy, you will feel healthy.
Increases your potential
You don’t have to be a supreme athlete to start cycling or even go on a bike vacation. But that doesn’t mean that it is impossible to become that athlete. There are many men and women over 50 who are in the best shape of their life and ride every chance they get. The reason we point these people out is to show that your health goals might be more real than you realize. Why not go for an evening adventure in the park during the sunset? After you warm up to it, you might find loads of potential for your exercise habits.
If you would like to see about going on a bike vacation in the future, be sure to check out our weekend and week-long bike tours pages. For further information on biking tour options, be sure to contact Bike Tour Vacations today.