Motorcycle riding has, for a long time, been a preserve of just a few members of society. However, the practice is continuously gaining popularity in the UK and across the world. The gangster tag attached with bikers is slowly getting eroded, and now one can get into a biking club without getting labelled.
Which is good, really, because motorcycle riding holds immense benefits for the rider. Here are three major ones.
How great is it to learn that riding improves health in not one but more than five ways? Just look at a rider near you, and you will notice they look happy and healthy. Among riding’s most evident health benefits include:
- Knee Strength- When riding, the rider’s pose stretches the muscles around the knee cap. There are also numerous knee movement, something that orthopaedics say results in fewer cases of knee problems among regular riders.
- Stronger Neck- Wearing a helmet slightly increases the weight your neck is supporting. That, coupled with the focus you have to keep and the movements made at turns means that the ride is literally a neck workout. Done regularly, riding makes the neck significantly stronger.
- Firmer Core- Riding a bike is like having a half-plank. It requires you to lean over but keep your back straight at the same time. The core muscles are actively involved in these activities as well as in the distances where you have to push or reverse your bike. It is an easy and regular exercise that has long term core benefits.
- Better Insulin Sensitivity- The riding exercise has a low impact that results in an insulin sensitivity that is enhanced. General practitioners available on the Livi App will tell you that this aids in weight loss. No wonder most riders look lean!
- Better Alertness
Being on a bike requires you to be keen on the road and alive to a number of quick happenings. This exercises the mind and trains it to remain alert, something that reflects even in normal day-to-day activities.
A bike is one of the most convenient ways to move around. They can travel on just about any path that you can walk on. In places that experience traffic snarl-ups, it can be relieving to weave through the mess with a bike.
There’s always a thrill that comes with riding a bike. Whether it is a scooter, a speed bike or a dirt bike, that enthusiasm that comes with moving on two wheels is just amazing. It might not resonate with people who have not ridden, but most bikers miss it every time they go for a while without riding.