We all know that there are a plethora of physical benefits from indoor cycling, but did you know that cycling can boost your mental health as well?
Endorphins make you happy, thats a given, but the mental benefits of cycling go far beyond improved mood after a workout. The more research we do, the more we realize that exercise helps to combat depression, anxiety, and stress.
Most of us initially get into exercise to get in shape or lose weight. However, luckily for us, there are amazing side effects from working out that we don’t think about but definitely benefit from.
Creates a healthy lifestyle.
When you start exercising, it’s natural to want to start adding in more healthy habits into your life. It creates a chain reaction of eating healthy, staying active and taking care of yourself.
Better Sleep Habits
It’s a natural way to help regulate your sleep. The increase in temperature during your workout along with the drop after helps to decrease anxiety and excitement that can keep us up at night
Most of us have some habits that aren’t necessarily good for us. Exercise is one that you can check off as a good vice!
Calm Depression and Anxiety
While it’s not true for everyone, exercise has been known to help combat depression and anxiety by promoting thoughts of calmness and well-being. With the focus on what your body is doing, it cuts out room to let your mind wander. Plus…you have those fun endorphins working their way to your brain!
Where are my creative minded people at? Exercise and cycling in particular can help get those breakthrough creative thoughts flowing! The repetitive motion of cycling has a relaxing effect on the brain which can help both the physical and mental function. It’s even been shown that 30 minutes of cycling helps improve test taking and overall planning and memory function.
Are you ready to see the difference for yourself? Book a class today!