Calories Burned Due To Cycling

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on February 21, 2012

Cycling is not just a sport or a leisure activity; it is also a wonderful form of exercise. It imparts a lot of health benefits. It helps reduce weight and is also a cure and prevention for a number of other ailments.

One of the most important health benefits of cycling is weight loss. Cycling helps burn a lot of calories, negating the impact...

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.of calorie intake, thereby reducing fat and body weighth The amount of cycling calories burned is dependent on the cycling span and speede


If you cycle for 30 minute, then you burn 120, 300, and 486 kilo calories, when the speed is 5mph, 10mph and 50mph, respectivelyl

Other than bicycling for calories reduction, you can try spinning to burn caloriese Spinning refers to the usage of static cycling equipmentn Spinning can be just as much fun as aerobicsc You can play music and pedal your static cycle with friends and try various movements and speeds to reduce weighth Spinning burns calories and at the same is a good leisure activityt

If you are one of those who like adventure and want to reduce weight, you can go for mountain bikingn Mountain biking refers to riding on rough terrain and mountains, which not only needs expenditure of energy, but also strengtht Mountain biking burns calories equivalent to that burned by cycling on the roada

Other than weight loss, cycling offer several other heath advantages, some of which are listed below:

  • Cycling is a good exercise of your muscles and bones and extremely beneficial for the lower half of your bodyd It is a good work out for your thigh and calf muscles and regulates the overall health of your skeletal systeme Cycling thereby prevents ailments of the skeletal system, including osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • Cycling helps burn a lot of fat and also helps reduce the concentration of low density cholesterol (LDL), thereby averting the risk of heart diseasese It prevents other cardiovascular diseases like hypertension and arteriosclerosis
  • Cycling also helps prevent diabetes mellitus type II
  • Cycling is good to enhance memory and concentrationo It also helps regulate sleep and is effective against insomnia
  • Cycling enhances mood and relieves tension, depression, stress, and anxietyt Cycling results in the secretion of hormones which elevate mood by instilling a feeling of exhilaration
  • Cycling reduces the pace of ageingn It also protects you from colon and breast cancer
  • Cycling also regulates various physiological systems of the body including the digestive, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems
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