Get out on the bike with your children!

4 May, 2016

Good weather arrives! And there is nothing better than enjoying these days with a family doing physical activity! What are you waiting for? Take your bikes and take the whole family to the adventure! Come on!

Cycling is an exercise for all audiences. You can reach a high level, or simply, get the pleasure of enjoying family with moderate activity and having a good time together.
Going on a bike is moving, activating, giving us a sense of well-being and, above all, of freedom.
Physical activity in the family is one of the best hobbies that can be transmitted to our children. Sharing with them the excitement of enjoying a day on wheels is a perfect plan for the weekend. Be sure that they will appreciate it and always remember those moments lived together.
To do this activity with our children, it is advisable to use bicycle lanes, greenways or natural spaces, for security and comfort. Whenever you can ride on greenways and natural spaces much better because you will be in contact with nature and will bring more benefits from your family outing.
What must be taken into account?
Equipment: The first thing we have to do is equip ourselves well. Of course we need bicycles, and that everyone has it's size. Children's chair if you bring small children who can not pedale alone, helmets for everyone and think about carrying a puncture repair kit, if we suffer ... let's not crush our day with our family!
Tour: Design a flat route, especially if you are not initiated, so that your children will not be hard-hit and have a better time. Go through paths where there is shade, important not to accuse the heat. Think of points where there is a source to stop drinking water and also bring drums to the bike with water or some bottle in the backpack.
It is also necessary to have located some point on the route where you can stop to rest for a while, or where to stop to alternate our bike ride with a few games with the children. You can even think about taking a picnic to your backpacks and spending some time eating and resting before continuing your route.
What benefits will it bring to us by bike?
- Pedaling is a cardiovascular exercise. With one hour of bike per day we can burn some 500 Kcal. It is one of the best activities to burn fat and fight against cholesterol.
- Going bicycles tonifies the muscles of the legs, and therefore we will strengthen our knees without suffering so much by not having an impact.
- We reduce stress with exercise.
- The immune system will also notice the benefits, as it strengthens the defenses system.
Did all this ... what are you waiting for to take the bikes? Enjoy a bit more about the bike and your family moments! Here we go!!!

Author: Carlos Argüello

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