Tag: cycling

  • Happiness workout: Release those endorphins

    Happiness workout: Release those endorphins

    Forget being an adrenaline junkie. Focus on your endorphins and you’re sure to have a happier and healthier life. Endorphins are chemicals released by the pituitary gland and are responsible for that post-workout buzz. Structurally similar to morphine, they are considered natural painkillers and bring about feelings of euphoria and wellbeing. Research has linked endorphins […]

  • How overtraining defeats the purpose of exercise

    Cardio in the morning, strength training on alternate days, a jog in the evening and cycling on weekends. Are you pushing your body way too hard? Experts are unanimous that exercise alone won’t help you lose weight. And that overtraining – or overreaching – may hamper your health and fitness goals. Overtraining is when you […]

  • 11 reasons to start cycling

    11 reasons to start cycling

    Tired of the treadmill and had enough of Zumba? Give your fitness routine a spin by getting onto a bicycle. We give you 10 reasons to start cycling today. 1. It’s one of the easiest ways to exercise Cycling doesn’t need inordinate skills; just one that you picked up in childhood. You can ride a […]

  • What happens to your body after yo-yo workouts

    One of the cardinal rules of exercise – being consistent – is also among the most neglected. Like yo-yo diets, yo-yo workouts are a worryingly common trend despite people being keen to improve their health and fitness. The term yo-yo workouts refers to the phenomenon of setting up very challenging goals in the beginning and […]

  • Perfect Partners: Adding Cycling to Your Run Training

    Here’s a little secret. Cycling can make you a better runner. I bet you’re thinking how that’s possible since in our minds cycling and running are broadly categorized as ‘cardio’. Well, cardio is not always the same and works different muscles during different exercises. We’re going to break down the benefits of biking and running for you. […]