Exercise on a bicycle is one of the funniest ways to stay in shape. In addition, the bicycle is a means of transport that does not pollute the environment and brings many health benefits. But be careful: to protect your head from a possible accident, do not stop wearing a helmet.
The bicycle is the queen of ecological transport. It does not pollute (it does not emit carbon dioxide), it is much cheaper than riding in a car or truck (bus), and in the process, helps maintain good health. If you are one of those who are entering the wave of transporting you by bicycle, I congratulate you. You are doing a lot for the environment and for your well-being.
Riding a bicycle is a low impact activity that burns a lot of calories, strengthens your heart, tones your legs, hips, buttocks; It increases your resistance and also, it takes you where you want.
It is said that those who decide to transport themselves regularly by bicycle, can lose more than 13 pounds of weight on average, in the course of a year, without having to make a restrictive diet.
Besides being a good activity for physical health, riding a bicycle also helps clear the mind. It’s relaxing and fun. In short, it can be the ideal exercise. However, you must bear in mind that riding a bicycle also entails dangers. And for that, you must prepare and protect yourself with the right equipment. The helmet is a fundamental element, because it protects your head from the serious injuries that a blow can cause.
A patient told me recently that she fell off her bicycle and that if it had not been for the helmet, maybe she would be in the hospital. Since then, he never leaves without his helmet. If you do not have a helmet, what do you expect? The helmet is the one that will absorb the blow in the event of an accident and protects you from serious injuries or injuries even if it is a fall at low speed.
What should you keep in mind when buying a helmet to ride your bike?
- To begin with, let it be safe: see if it is approved by organizations that guarantee its quality. In the case of the United States: Consumer Product Safety Commission, American National Standards or Snell Memorial Foundation .
- Second: make sure it fits snugly, but not tight. The key is that when you wear it you can not move it more than 2 centimeters, or an inch forward or backward. Tighten it and tie it under your jaw. It is also important that you do not obstruct your visibility and that you choose a bright one or you can even consider buying one with built-in lights.
Helmets today are much lighter and fun than before, so there’s no excuse not to buy one: I could save your life!