Utilizing Cycling as a Way to Boost Your Self Esteem Sep19

Utilizing Cycling as a Way to Boost Your Self Esteem...

Most people already know that bicycling is good for them, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that any exercise is better than none at all. What you probably have not considered however is the positive effect that bike riding can have on your levels of confidence and overall self esteem. In today’s world it is all too easy to find perceived flaws and let them overtake your thoughts leading to a limited life. By introducing bicycling to your daily life, you are better able to live not only a healthier life, but a happier one to boot. The Positive Effects of Meeting Your Personal Goals Whether you are interested in meeting the personal goals you set while taking up mountain biking, or more interested in keeping your wheels rolling along paved streets on a road bike there is something inherently satisfying about completing a ride. Not to mention the clear headedness and peaceful side effects involved in mindful activities such as bicycling. This means that you are able to take part in a style of moving meditation, while also nourishing your body and mind with the sunlight and nature it needs to thrive. While it may seem like increased self esteem is just a side effect of the positive visual elements of an active life, it is wise not to discredit what a clear and peaceful mind has to say when you look in the mirror. Cycling Promotes the Natural Production of “Feel Good” Hormones On a biological level bicycling is a great way to naturally produce those feel good hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. The regular production and release of these natural hormones offers a more positive mindset and reduces levels of stress and anxiety significantly. If you are...