Good for the joints:
Cycling for just ten minutes can increase the circulation of oxygen and nutrients to the leg’s joint cartilage (knee and ankle), and can thus hinder osteoarthritis. It is even easier on the joints when we choose a low gear, as most of the weight is sitting on the saddle. An advantage over sports like jogging.
Benefits for the heart / circulatory system:
Regular biking teaches your heart to work more efficiently, with less effort. A ride of just 30 minutes can already show this effect. The World Health Organization recommends riding at least five times a week. This can reduce the heart attack risk by 50%.
Reduce cancer risk:
Researchers from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg found that when post-menopausal women exercised – particularly on a bicycle – they significantly reduced their breast cancer risk. Riding a bike for 30 to 60 minutes a day reduces your risk of breast cancer by a third.
Strengthening of leg and back muscles, stimulation of metabolism, release of endorphins and serotonin (which can counteract depression), strengthening the immune system.
Reduce the accident rate:
Comparisons with flagship cities such as Amsterdam or Copenhagen show that a 10 times lower accident rate than in Munich is possible.