We all know riding your bike is good for you, but have you ever thought about what happens to your body during a ride?
It only takes 10 minutes to start reaping the positive effects of a bike ride and by the time 60 minutes passes, you’ll feel more alert, less stressed and will have lowered your risk of heart disease. Plus, biking is a pretty fun, as well as environmentally friendly, way to get around town.
Sounds like it’s time to throw on your helmet and hit the road!
For more specifics on what happens at specific time intervals during your bike ride, see below or download the PDF here.
This article was originally published on August 30, 2017, and has been updated on July 26, 2021.