10 reasons why children should ride a bike

13.09.2022

Did you know that cycling brings a whole host of benefits to your child? It is an ideal combination of fun and exercise in the fresh air, which has a positive effect not only on the child's body, but also on the mind. Why is a bike a great friend for children and what are the benefits of riding?

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10 reasons why children should ride a bike

1. Strengthens the cardiovascular system
Cycling is one of the most suitable sports activities that helps develop
a child's lungs and heart. Pedaling a bike is an aerobic activity that gets the blood flowing and increases
lung capacity. The respiratory system works more efficiently, the body is oxygenated and greater flow
blood flow benefits the blood vessels and the entire cardiovascular system. In adults, the bicycle
helps reduce bad cholesterol, heart attack risk, hypertension,
atherosclerosis or stroke.


2. Exercises balance and equilibrium
The bicycle also benefits children on a motor level. It improves coordination of movements, balance
and concentration, which children will also appreciate in other sports. It is ideal to start on a two-track
bike, which your little one can ride as early as two years old, and riding a pedal bike
then it will be much easier for him!


3. Builds muscle mass
By riding a bike, your child strengthens the muscles of his lower limbs and the whole body. The calves work while riding,
thighs, but also the buttocks, mid-body, lower back, shoulders and triceps. Regular
cycling will ensure a gradual increase in muscle mass and endurance.


4. Strengthens the immune system
Thanks to the bike, children get fresh air and get the necessary energy from the sun.
vitamin D. With the right clothing, they can ride even in colder weather, keep themselves cool and
their body's defences are significantly improved.


5. It relieves stress and improves mood
The bike works great against stress. And not only for adults, but also for children. Children can
outdoors to "pedal" through a tough day at school, an argument with a friend or any other
or any other unpleasantness that's been bothering them. Movement in healthy air and sunshine will reliably
will put a smile on their face and help them vent excess inner tension.

6. Reduces the risk of obesity
Cycling is perfect for maintaining a healthy active lifestyle, but it will also help
when a child needs to lose weight. This is because compared to other sports (such as running)
it saves joints and knees and helps strengthen the whole body. Plus, it's fun!


7. Improves falling asleep and eliminates sleep problems
Do you have an insomniac at home who can't fall asleep in the evening and keeps tossing and turning or waking up at night? Get him on the bike! Movement in the fresh air and adequate physical activity will help calm a fractious mind and discharge excess energy. Your child will fall asleep faster and his sleep will be more restful and of better quality.


8. Builds self-confidence
Cycling boosts children's self-confidence. Children learn to take responsibility for their riding and also get a better sense of their surroundings thanks to the greater distance they cover on the bike. Cycling also improves their ability to concentrate, as they need to be constantly aware of their surroundings. The bicycle teaches them tolerance, patience and presents them with their first challenges.


9. They teach healthy exercise and a love of sport
The bicycle can become a lifelong love for a child. It is therefore very important that the first impression of the ride turns out to be an excellent one. If you choose correctly, the child will love the bike, riding it will be fun for him and it will become a perfectly natural ticket to an active sporting life. By riding a bike, children train endurance, willpower, determination, respect for others and rules, competitiveness and strengthen social bonds. Riding together with parents brings wonderful experiences and memories that children take with them
they will carry with them throughout their lives. They can also meet lots of new friends who share the same interests while cycling.


10. The bike is eco friendly
Even young children are already learning how to protect the environment. Cycling is a great option,
that a child can contribute to! No more mamataxi and unnecessary car rides, transfers
to kindergarten, school and clubs can be managed together on a bike! And when on a bike
the whole family rides a bike, not only nature will appreciate it, but also the family budget!

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