Fitness is the new in thing and everybody is signing up for pilates classes, or hitting the gym and sharing their latest gym selfies. However, these may not work for everybody as it can be intimidating to go to a gym when you’re just starting out on your fitness journey, and it may even get dreary to have to drag yourself to the gym. This is why you have to find what works best for you, and cycling might just be it. With the CarryM compact folding bike, it's easier than ever before.
There are many types of exercises out there, but cycling may be one of the more underrated exercises that most people overlook. The good thing about cycling is that it doesn’t feel like exercise at all because it’s fun!
You don’t have to drag yourself to attend a class, just hop on a CarryMe micro foldable bicycle and set off. Also, it’s not only a good form of exercise, but it can also act as a mode of transport, essentially killing two birds with one stone. Since it's so public transport friendly, you can just fold and roll it onto the bus or MRT whenever you feel like.
If you want to cycle to lose weight, the duration of your bike ride actually matters more than the distance covered. This is great because if you don’t have time to go out and exercise, you can just cycle to work every day!
It doesn’t disrupt your schedule because you don’t have to take additional time out of your day to exercise. It’s also a great way to escape the morning traffic which can be gruelling.
Cycling targets muscle groups in your calves, thighs, glutes, arms, shoulders, and feet. It is a great way to keep fit and an easy way to ease into an active lifestyle.
Here are some tips for you about cycling to lose weight:
Eat before you cycle
Before you hop on the CarryM compact folding bicycle, remember to have a light meal one to two hours before. It is important to fuel up before your ride. The last thing you want to do is to cycle on an empty stomach. This could lead to serious consequences. You don’t want to end up collapsing mid-ride.
Drink plenty of water
This is a no brainer. Always remember to drink up! Your body needs a sufficient water intake to maintain your metabolism rate. This is the best way to get your body to burn calories efficiently.
Try interval training
Interval training is a great way to increase your metabolism rate, helping you burn fat easier and faster. Switch between fast-paced pedalling at a high intensity and keeping a slow and comfortable pace. It gives you ample time to rest so you don’t overwork yourself, and by alternating between the two it maintains your heart rate and enables you to go further.
Consistency is key
Keep going! As with all exercises, you will only be able to lose weight if you keep going at it for a long period of time. Having short bursts of motivation isn’t enough to keep you riding your CarryMe folding bike as opposed to taking the train to work every day. It might seem a lot easier to just skip the ride and do it “another day”, but nothing is going to change if you do that. Try to make it a habit to cycle, and the results will be there for you to see in no time!
Get your friends in on it
Invite your friends to cycle with you! Cycling with your friends can be a great stress reliever and takes the seriousness out of having to commit to cycling in order to lose weight. Cycling is supposed to be fun, so get out in the sun and arrange for a cycling date with your best pals. Not only is it a great bonding activity, but you can also shed a few pounds in the process. Sounds great to me!
Make it a lifestyle
The great thing about cycling is that you can easily incorporate it into your daily life. Cycle to and from work every day, or to the supermarket to get some groceries, or even in the park on the weekends! By making cycling a lifestyle, it seems less daunting and can be a simple switch that can end up blossoming into a fruitful lifestyle. Keeping fit can be so simple with the CarryMe micro folding bike because you can fold the bicycle in 15 seconds and bring it indoors. It’s also lightweight and compact so it’s easy to bring around and won’t obstruct others’ path like a bulky mountain bike would.
Don’t over exert yourself
If you think you’ve reached your limit, feel free to stop and head to the nearest bus stop or train station. Cycling to the point of exhaustion can cause serious health problems in the long run. The CarryMe micro folding bike can be folded up and brought into train stations and buses, so you can easily get around even with your bicycle. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t end up cycling far on your first ride. Aim to do better next time!
Cycling is a fun and easy way to burn fat and keep in shape. You don’t have to splurge on classes which cost a bomb or have to purchase additional equipment. All you need is your handy CarryMe folding bike and some motivation to kickstart your fitness journey. Happy riding!