|Every time you can, choose the bike,
instead of getting into a car, seize it ! Picture: http://thepursuitaesthetic.tumblr.com/
A very telling graphic, documenting the effect of our modern lifestyle. Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.
When he started, he was completing the daily distance in around ten hours. By the time he had finished he had halved his time to a little over five.”
This week I practised 18 hours spinning (in door cycling) and rode my bike outside about 6 hours. This is about 6-7 times as much exercise as the government advocates as the minimum, but much closer to the activity level, nature developed my body for. I really feel good about this level, its challenging, I sleep well, but less. I feel more energetic, strong, even at the end of the week. I tend to eat less candy and snacks, my mood is better. It is probable that the recommendation of 3-4 hours a week, is more based on what the health boards believe is realistic to encourage, and will not scare to many people away.