Cycling is possibly the greatest and most pleasurable form of transport ever invented. Without being constrained by one-way signs and traffic jams, cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any motorist will ever be able to. It truly is one of the greatest feelings of freedom one can have in a metropolitan environment. Cycling possesses an array of attributes that boost happiness in ways that few other sports can claim. While many other sports may possess a small handful of these attributes, it seems that cycling may be one of very few that has them all.

Improve Cardiovascular Function

Cycling is an aerobic activity, it allows the heart, lungs and blood vessels all get a work-out. Over time, cycling will reduce the body’s blood pressure and resting heart rate. Riding a bike fast on outdoors with uneven surfaces is the kind of vigorous physical activity which people living in urban areas often miss out on.

Accelerate Weight Loss

Cycling is one of the most efficient ways to reduce weight. It burns up to an incredible 1,000 calories an hour. You can indulge in entirely guilt-free treats after a long ride because you have to replace those calories somehow. Alongside a balanced diet, cycling can help you lose weight enhancing your quality of life, sense of well-being and life expectancy.

Reduce Anxiety and Stress

The contemporary urban lifestyle is extremely stressful, a prolonged period of stress has severe mental and physical implications. Cortisol is our body’s stress hormone which prepares the body for a ‘fight or flight’ response during stressful situations. Having elevated levels of cortisol for an extended period due to a demanding, modern lifestyle can increase your chances of obesity, insomnia, heart disease, digestive issues and depression. Cycling has been proven as an effective exercise to reduce stress. It is a form of therapy which improves mental well-being and subjective mood. Similarly, cycling has some of the same effects as some anti-anxiety medications. It releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. Although they’re primarily released to prevent exercise from causing our bodies (too much) pain, they also play a crucial role in relaxing our mind and boosting our mood.

There has not been a better time to hop on a two-wheeler and explore the world around you. Due to COVID19, public transport has become dangerous. Concurrently, ride-sharing has been shut down by the authorities, having a bicycle will allow you to paddle to work safely avoiding Dhaka traffic. At the same time, it will help enhance your mental and physical well-being. Granted, bicycle shopping can be stressful as most of us are unaware of a reliable source to find premium quality bicycles.

It is where CycleLife comes to the rescue. Since 2012, it has been the bedrock on which Dhaka’s ever-expanding cycling communities have been built on and ensuring quality and reliability have enabled CycleLife Exclusive to become the number one retail destination for bicycles in Bangladesh. Concurrently, CycleLife Exclusive is its flagship showroom. Located at Gulshan, the store has transformed the retail experience of bicycle shopping. Ample amount of space at the entry makes a pleasant first impression, and the corners are large enough for comfortable browsing. The factor which immediately sets it apart from other retailers is the one-stop service which takes care of all kinds of repairing and servicing. Therefore, if you have decided to give the bicycle life a go, getting one is not as stressful as you might think. CycleLife Exclusive has made bicycle shopping an experience to remember.

Asif Siddique Tarafdar is the Staff Writer of Ice Today& Ice Business Times. He has completed BSS in Economics from BRAC University and vocal about disability rights and inclusion. Currently, studying MDS at Jahangirnagar University he is also a former Flight Cadet of the Bangladesh Air Force.