It seems that advances in science and technology have made life easier for people: transportation that takes us where we want to go, machines, appliances, and gadgets that make work easier. In particular, with the advent of the Internet, almost everything can be done online: reading, studying, online banking, and even shopping. However, the ease of life has caused more people to live a sedentary lifestyle.

Living a sedentary lifestyle generates health problems for people such as obesity, cardiorespiratory diseases, stress and diabetes, among others. Realizing the need for a more active lifestyle, more people are now taking part in health and fitness programs to improve their health conditions and stay fit.

People who exercise regularly attest that they function much better at work. They are often found to have a better disposition in life. Maybe it’s due to the fact that when people exercise, they not only sweat out all the toxins and burn all those calories in their body, but also release all the stress they experience at home, school or work. Through a good cardio workout, the oxygen force on the brain somewhat clears the head, improves blood circulation, and therefore releases a lot of that tension in the muscles. A good cardiovascular exercise that you might want to try is bicycling or biking outdoors.

Cycling is a low-impact exercise that doesn’t put as much stress on your joints, unlike running, walking, and lifting weights. This means that with cycling, you can have a longer exercise time, which translates to more calories burned than running or jogging.

However, some people are afraid to try cycling for exercise. His fears include:

· There may not be a bike that can hold me.

· I may appear uncomfortable as I am not good at riding a bicycle.

I’m afraid to hit the road.

These problems are not real problems, really. There are bikes for great riders and bike shops can help you with the bike that suits you. When you are afraid of looking uncomfortable or falling, you can practice riding your bike in your yard until you have the confidence to ride farther from home. You can practice in your nearby park where there is less traffic. As you keep practicing, you will find yourself more confident in riding a bike. The fun thing is that you can travel with your friends and family.