Join a cycling exercise class and reap the benefits of spinning for weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. Below are some of the reasons why cycling is great for you.
Spinning makes you Happy
A recent study reported that as little as 10 minutes of cycling improved the mood among 21 men and women, compared to a similar group who did nothing during that time.
Feeling happier can help you beat fat by reducing the likelihood that you’ll reach for a mood boost in a pint of ice cream or use pizza to burn off the blues. Researchers have found that people who are sad tend to not only eat more food but also eat more high-carbohydrate, high-calorie comfort food than those who feel happy.
Spinning Gives You More Energy to Burn
Energy begets energy. The more you move, the more you’ll want to move. Exercise increases energy and reduces fatigue. Sedentary people who participated in an exercise program experienced less fatigue than their still-sedentary counterparts, and the average energy boost was actually greater than improvements reported from using stimulant medications.
Spinning Leads to Better Sleep
Because it gives you so much energy during the day, bicycling will help you sleep better during the night. Getting the right amount of sleep is good news for your weight-loss efforts, because when you don’t give your body the sleep your body craves more food.
Spinning Blunts Your Appetite
Studies of overweight men and women who start exercising show that vigorous exercise actually suppresses appetite for a few hours afterward. Likewise, people generally enjoy a “spontaneous reduction in hunger” when they start exercising, which they noted also consistently led to weight loss.
Spinning Relieves Stress
By exercising, you give your body a healthy outlet for pent-up stress. Aerobic exercise like pedaling a bike uses up excess adrenaline and slows the production of cortisol. It also stimulates endorphins and other good-mood chemicals that lower your anxiety and improve your sense of well-being.
Spinning is Fun
When people want to know the “best” exercise for weight loss, experts will tell you it’s the one you enjoy. And bicycling is highly enjoyable.
Spinning Makes You Healthier
A healthy body functions better, allowing you to live more fully and, of course, burn more calories in the process.
For more information on spinning exercise classes, contact The FieldHouse in Sudbury. If you are interested in one of the two free spinning classes we will be offering on Saturday, March 24, at 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM, reserve a seat by emailing Linda at Lmartindale@fieldhousesudbury.com.