You probably know that working out and exercising has many benefits. However, one type of exercise that I love to do that allows you to just relax is biking. I know that many people will say how can biking be relaxing?
Well, that is easy to figure out how biking can be relaxing! I do not mean the stationary bike although if the stationary bike is located in a large room or is away from everyone then that might be considered relaxing to!
I know my stationary bike is located in a room that my kids are not in often so they do not come in and bug me while I am biking which is nice and relaxing. However, the downside is since it is located away from everyone so if something happens then I will be the last to know about it! That is unless it is something that happens to me in that room then I will be the first!
The type of biking that is most relaxing though is the type that you’re on a bike out on the road or trails. I know that many times people will bike in a group for added protection which is a great idea, but if you do not have a group then I would recommend taking something with you for protection if you’re on a trail that isn’t visited very often.
I know that the other challenge is that people will want to make sure that they wear the proper safety equipment to assure that they do not get hurt. While people might think that the safety equipment costs a ton of money I know from just recently purchasing equipment for my kids that I know that the cost is minimal for the protection that they provide! I mean really take a twenty dollar helmet compared to about five thousand dollars in hospital care if not more if you do wreck your bike in a serious accident. The cost difference is significant for your protection versus medical bills that could happen.
Heck the reason that I like biking on a trail or the roadside more than biking on a stationary bike is a constant change in scenery. Granted if you own one of those expensive bikes with preloaded scenery so it looks like you’re traveling while you’re just sitting there you do not get to exposure to the smells of that area. You only get those relaxing sights, smells, and sounds by being there and actually doing the biking to relax yourself.
I know that exercise is important and biking is considered exercise by many. However, if you consider biking more as a relaxing hobby that you are going to do then I am sure you will love riding your bike as well! Imagine that one day you will probably love biking so much that instead of driving your car you decide to bike to work instead!