Did you know there are mental benefits of cycling too? Yes, there’s a close relationship between cycling and the way your brain functions. It not only makes your brain happier but physiologically stronger too…
It Improves Blood Flow To The Brain
Exercise in the form of cycling can improve blood flow to the brain leading to more nutrients and oxygen that makes the brain stronger and also helps it function better. Also, when you pedal, you also force more nerve cells to fire. As these neurons light up, they intensify the creation of proteins like brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and a compound called noggin, which promote the formation of new brain cells.
It Helps You Focus
The release of neurotransmitters during the process helps the brain to handle difficult tasks as well. Dopamine is one of the neurotransmitters, which helps you focus on day-to-day things. Scientists claim that cycling boosts the production of Dopamine, which in turn helps you keep yourself focused.
It Helps To Reduce Anxiety And Stress
Research has shown that people have been able to reduce significant amounts of anxiety and stress and in some cases, even eliminate it. This has helped people to decrease the number of antidepressants and medications taken to fight these problems, which then leads to a healthier life.
It Boost Your Mood
One of the major benefits of cycling is that it boosts your mood and helps tackle depression. How? Cycling releases the feel-good chemicals, one of which is serotonin. It is the mood neurotransmitter which keeps you emotionally stable, boosts your self-confidence and also keeps you positive, resulting in happiness.
So, go on and enjoy cycling on the 11-km parallel track every Sunday from 6 am to 10 am and get the amazing benefits of cycling, while you also do your city a favor to help reduce air pollution!