What are the habits to help you stay a healthy cyclist
Staying Healthy as a cyclist is not complicated, it’s simpler than you think.
The secret? We’ll tell you about (just keep on reading)
PS: Tip N3 will surprise you.
1. Get adequate sleep:
Does it really matter? The answer is YES.
If you’re wondering how many hours do cyclists need?
This might seem obvious but many cyclists tend to neglect this part.
Research shows that you need 7.5 – 9 hours of sleep
Believe it or not, sleeping affects your immune system.
Did you know that people who sleep less than 8 hours are more likely to get the flu?
Yup, you heard right!
Your sleeping hours need to be taken into consideration. If you’re still not convinced, we’ll prove our point!
Bad sleeping habits will make it hard for you-as a cyclist- to recover easily after a long day. Recharging and renewing your energy is a must!
To prove our point here, an exercise physiologist, Felicia Stoler, once said
“Sleep is the time when your body repairs itself,”
Cycling and sleep are related more than you think! In order to perform well, you need to get an adequate amount of sleep.
2. Snack Smart
Nuts and fruits are the go-to snacks!
Speaking of fruits, don’t forget about the fresh stuff. Go for dried fruit, but your all-time winning fruit is your old-fashioned Banana
Blitz up a smoothie, it’s not only healthy but also refreshing.
You can make your own energy bars at home (You don’t have to be a MasterChef you know)
It’s easy, all you need is good ingredients and you’re ready to go-We’ve already covered a good chunk of them above.
Say Goodbye to junk food (come on that’s obvious)! You don’t need to be told that an organic salad is healthier than a Double cheeseburger, right?
You still can eat occasionally (cheat days are there for a reason!)
But you need to choose wisely and carefully what you eat!
NB: Good nutrients help you:
- Lower your cholesterol levels and blood pressure
- Decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes
- Avoid heart diseases
- Food that contain antioxidants can help reduce cancer risk
- A healthy eating lifestyle( surprisingly) can help improve your memory
3. Don’t diet!
Surprised? We bet you are!
So you said you want to stay a Healthy cyclist?
Perfect! Just eat healthy, you don’t have to be miserable!
You don’t need to follow a strict diet!
Weight maintainers do not diet. (Or rarely do!)
Want to know why? Simply because it doesn’t work!
What better way to have a healthy lifestyle? Well, all of the ingredients we’ve mentioned above are all you need.
Simply put, your diet(if ever) should be based on lean animal protein and fresh vegetables!
4. Constant exercise( nearly everyday)
No surprise here! However what you need to know is that:
- Researchers recommend aiming for at least 150 minutes of exercise per week.
- Regular cycling stimulates and improves your heart, lungs and circulation, reducing your risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Cycling strengthens your heart muscles, lowers resting pulse and reduces blood fat levels.
5. Every cyclist needs cycling gear!
Now you know being a healthy cyclist is easier than you thought!
What if we told you that being a stylish cyclist is way easier!
Makes sense right? Your cycling apparel has the power to motivate you to maintain healthy habits confidently.
Wearing the right cycling clothing can help you get the most out of your cycling journey.
Here’s what you, definitely, need to get for this summer season:
The best way to kick off this season is with Sleeveless cycling jerseys and the reason why:
- Functional cycling clothing with high-performance material
- Ant-Sweat, Quick Dry fabric that wicks the moisture
- All colors and with a wide range of innovative designs
- For all genders and all sizes
Fun fact: They share the same functional, high-performance features and innovative stylish designs.
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