Breath, Stretch & Cycle: The Body's Physical Relationship To Mental Health

Did you know that besides burning calories and getting the ultimate total body workout, indoor cycling also helps you mentally? With May being Mental Awareness Month lets motivate each other to get our minds stronger as well as our bodies... 


Aerobic exercise {cycling} can have a large positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. Regularly riding your bike helps keep hormones like adrenaline and cortisol in check, which means you'll feel less stressed and you'll bounce back from anxiety-filled situations more easily. Cycling also improves memory, helps you sleep better and overall puts you in an awesome mood!

What's the cycling prescription for happiness? Studies have shown that by doing three to five sessions a week, 45 to 60 minutes long, and keeping your heart rate between 50 and 85 percent of your max will kick those blues away. Of course, that's just a minimum recommendation - go ahead and ride to your heart and mind's content.

{Spinning makes your smarter?! Sign me up for a class!} In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, scientists found that people scored higher on tests of memory, reasoning, and planning after 30 minutes of spinning on a stationary bike than they did before they rode. They also completed the tests faster after pedaling, thats outstanding!

Book your bike now riders!!


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