Comparison of physical changes between walking and cycling:
1. The heart rate is very close, but the difference is very small
2. Calorie consumption, it seems that the calorie consumption of walking is more than twice that of riding, but due to the different time spent, if the average calorie consumption per minute is used, the calorie consumption of the two is similar.
The data of the two are very close, but relatively speaking, riding will be much easier. (Because the speed is faster, it feels windy, the body temperature is easy to drop, and you don’t feel tired.) Although cycling is easier, in terms of changes in the number of heartbeats, the changes in the heartbeat of cycling are greater.
The greater the change in a heartbeat, the greater the burden on the body, so the greater the amount of exercise. Therefore, the advantage of cycling is that it feels very relaxed, but the amount of physical exercise can be achieved quickly!
Important discoveries for cycling
1. Walking can strengthen calf muscles
2. Cycling can strengthen thigh muscles, psoas muscles (iliopsoas muscles)
The main function of the thigh muscles is to weigh and lift the feet, so it must be exercised well. The psoas muscle (iliopsoas muscle) is also used to support the body, but its importance is similar to that of the thigh muscle because if the psoas muscle is weak, people will not be able to stand for a long time and will easily get sick and lie in bed.
In addition to cycling, the other exercise to exercise the psoas muscles is to climb stairs. However, climbing stairs will allow the knees to bear the weight of the whole body, which is not suitable for the elderly. Therefore, if the elderly want to train the psoas muscles, riding a bicycle is the most suitable.
Experts suggest that both walking and cycling are aerobic exercises, which can make blood vessels younger, lose weight and prevent diseases caused by lifestyle habits. However, walking does not improve muscle strength.
How long does it take to ride a bicycle to make the blood vessels really younger?
40-year-old rides 160 minutes a week
50-years-old, 150 minutes to ride a week
60-years-old, 140 minutes a week
Note for cycling:
1. Observe the traffic rules
2. Be safe
3. The elderly do what they can, not more than