With the spring, starts also the bicycle season Wolfsburg, 16th March 2010 when after long winter months, the days will get longer, the bicycle season begins. Estimated at around 40 million Germans are private on their two-wheeled vehicles on the road. Cycling is regarded as particularly gentle endurance sport. Endurance sports characterized a protective effect on the cardiovascular system. Also lose excess pounds and the muscle is tightened.
Even people who have problems with the joint apparatus, occur usually without hesitation into the pedals. And for overweight people striving for a reduction in weight, cycling represents-friendly alternative to other sports, such as for example jogging, healthy and above all joint. But the sport also on the mind of a positive effect. Cycling against depression the all-round sport helps winter murky minds to collect new energy. In the dark winter months, many people suffer from seasonal depressive moods. The lack of light makes it to create them. Outdoor activities can also help to feel more joy again. Cycling with family, friends and acquaintances are positive: the happiness hormones concentration in the organism increases.
Cycling against spring fever spring brings again more daylight, but for an estimated more than half of all Germans also fatigue and listlessness. The cause for the spring fever”is likely to seek in the hormonal balance of the persons concerned. The winter is over, there comes an increased secretion of endorphins and estrogens, at the same time still high levels of the hormone-producing sleep is located in the body but melatonin, quasi as a holdover from the dark season. The consequences of hormonal diversion”are general fatigue. However, faster, who regularly rides a bicycle in the fresh air or exercise other sports in the open air, accustomed to the new season. Exercising is important here but am middle of the day! Tips for weatherproof clothing cycling: also in the spring it can still very cold be. To avoid hypothermia, head and neck should be protected sufficiently against draughts. Wearing a bike helmet should be self-evident. Comfortable position: ideal is cycling in an upright position. This protects joints and spine. Ergonomic shaped handles help to avoid inappropriate loads. Suspension forks attenuate possible vibrations or shocks. Bicycle inspection by an expert: to know whether the bike is still suitable for transport, should it at least once in a year by a specialist on any defects be checked. The screws must not loose and the brakes must be fully functional.