Benefits of riding a bicycle, you’ll be healthy, wealthy, and wise…..
Bike Riding for Weight Loss
You can burn between 300-500 calories per hour on a bicycle, depending how fast you go and how much you currently weigh. If you bike uphill you’ll burn even more calories, and you can also set the resistance on your bike higher so you
have to pedal harder even on flat land.
If you don’t have any challenging hills or trails to bike, you can increase the intensity of your workout by doing a few “intervals” of faster and harder speed, followed by slower periods to cool back down.
Experts say that this kind of interval training helps you burn more calories and strengthen your cardiovascular system more than maintaining a constant intensity throughout the entire workout.
Bicycle riding will benefit the child with autism
Bicycle riding will benefit the child with autism, by giving the person exercise, balance, leg movement, muscle control, self-confidence and coordination, help them to socialize with other children in their own age group, get fresh air and view nature."
People Powered, The Big Idea: A system of signs posted along Chicago's lakefront would inform drivers and bicyclists of the human, financial, and environmental benefits of riding a bike to work versus driving a car (Kimberly Viviano, Courtesy Viviano + Company).