Cycling has been proven to have extensive benefits for mental health. Among these benefits is keeping individuals from being overly anxious, and improving mood since it isn’t a competitive sport. By engaging in regular exercise that is low-intensity, individuals with general anxiety were found to have fewer problems in dealing with daily life. Consistently exercising can also prevent panic attacks from occurring.
Because cycling is not competitive, it is considered lifestyle exercise. Since it is casual and can be a fun pastime, people are not as quick to quit when they are feeling frustrated or inadequate. Riding a bike to places such as work or the store is a simple way to incorporate the exercise into one’s life.