What are the benefits of using a bicycle?
Panama Pacifico has a broad and innovative sustainable mobility system that improves the quality of life of the commercial and residential community, especially because it encourages exercise and the connection with nature. Within the project, we implemented bike paths, parks and interconnected trails called Greenways.
And we want to convince you to use these mobility options, especially the bicycle, which is the cleanest and most environmentally friendly that will also help you improve your health. Read the benefits of doing so!
It reduces the risk of heart attacks
According to specialized studies, riding a bicycle reduces the risk of a heart attack by more than 50%. This is because the heart rate increases, blood pressure decreases and blood vessels increase their flexibility.
It burn calories
It is not necessary to pedal at maximum speed for it to be an effective workout. Even at a slow pace, this exercise burns up to 300 calories.
It protect joints
The activity is good enough to protect the knee joints. Unlike other activities such as running or jumping, up to 80% of the weight is cushioned by the bicycle chair. So the joints and cartilage do not support heavy loads.
It eliminates back pain
To combat the repercussions of sitting all day in front of a computer, riding a bike is a great way. It helps strengthen and keep the spine protected from vibration and shock. In addition, it helps the body to maintain a good posture, with the torso tilted forward, to tighten the muscles and stabilize the trunk.
It strengthens the immune system
Transporting by bike daily helps the body cells called phagocytes, which capture microorganisms and cell debris to annihilate them, to mobilize.
It helps you sleep better
The bicycle helps stabilize the body’s biological rhythm and reduce levels of cortisol, the stress-related hormone. According to Stanford Medical University, people who practice cycling reduce their time to fall asleep, which increase their sleep quality.
So there you have it! Riding a bike is one of the best things you can do for your health. And if you add that it is a sustainable way of moving (both for the environment and for your pocket), there is no better option!
As part of our sustainable mobility plan, we are the first community to have a daily and permanent cycle path of more than 10 kilometers. In addition, every Sunday from 7 am to 11 am, the project enables an extended 1.5 km circuit on the main boulevard for families and beginners, and an exclusive 5 km cycle path for professionals, that goes from the International Business Park towards the PanAmerica Corporate Center, our logistics park.
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