Chose cycling for fitness,longer and younger life

Choosing cycling as part of your life is one of the best decision as it’s to boost your fitness, health or bank balance, or as an environmental choice.

There are many health benefits that are associated with cycling

Cycling builds strength and muscle tone:

Contrary to normal perceptions, cycling is not a fitness activity that solely involves the legs. Cycling builds strength in a holistic manner since every single part of the body is involved in cycling.

Cycling improves general muscle function gradually, with little risk of over exercise or strain. Regular cycling strengthens leg muscles and is great for the mobility of hip and knee joints. You will gradually begin to see an improvement in the muscle tone of your legs, thighs, rear end and hips.

Cycling builds stamina:

Cycling is a good way to build stamina. It is very effective in doing so, because people enjoy cycling and they wouldn’t really notice that they have gone farther the last time they went cycling.

Zero pollution and Save the planet:

Twenty bicycles can be parked in the same space as one car. It takes around 5 percent of the materials and energy used to make a car to build a bike, and a bike produces zero pollution.

Improve your sex life:

Being more physically active improves your vascular health, which has the knock-on effect of boosting your sex drive.

Cycling improves cardio-vascular fitness:

Cycling makes the heart pound in a steady manner and helps improve cardio-vascular fitness.  Studies have shown that cycling to work will increase cardiovascular fitness by 3-7%. Cycling uses the largest muscle groups the legs, raising heart rate to benefit stamina and fitness.

Cycling eats up calories:

Cycling is a good way to lose those unwanted pounds. Steady cycling burns approximately 300 calories per hour. If you cycle for 30 minutes every day you would burn 11 pounds of fat in a year. Since it helps build muscle, cycling will also boost your metabolic rate long after you’ve finished your ride.

Cycling improves heart health:

According to the British Medical Association, cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 50%. A major study of 10,000 civil servants suggested that those who cycled 20 miles over the period of a week were half as likely to suffer heart disease as their non-cycling colleagues.

Cycling improves coordination:

Cycling is an activity that involves the whole body. Therefore, arm-to-leg, feet-to-hands and body-to-eye coordination are improved.

Cycling reduces stress:

Any regular exercise can reduce stress and depression and improve well being and self esteem.  Cycling outdoors is also a good way to be one with nature and to feel the breath of the earth. It takes one’s mind out of everyday-life stress and rejuvenates his soul.

Sleep more deeply:

An early morning ride might knackers you out in the short term, but it’ll help you catch some quality shut-eye when you get back to your pillow. The time required for the insomniacs to fall asleep was reduced by half, and sleep time increased by almost an hour.

Look younger:

Increased circulation through exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to skin cells more effectively, while flushing harmful toxins out. Exercise also creates an ideal environment within the body to optimise collagen production, helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles and speed up the healing process

Boost your bowels:

Helps decrease the time it takes food to move through the large intestine, limiting the amount of water absorbed back into your body and leaving you with softer stools, which are easier to pass.

Increase your brain power:

It boosts blood flow and oxygen to the brain.

Live longer:

Those who exercise regularly are at significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes, all types of cancer, high blood pressure and obesity. The body becomes much more efficient at defending itself and regenerating new cells.

Make creative breakthroughs:

Writers, musicians, artists, top executives and all kinds of other professionals use exercise to solve mental blocks and make decisions

You can get fit without trying too hard:

Regular cyclists enjoy a fitness level equal to that of a person who’s 10 years younger.

Holy Basil or Tulsi can cure many diseases because of its special feature of absorb and emit special frequencies present in the universe.

The plant Tulsi or Holy Basil (Botanical name Ocimum Sanctum) belongs to family Lamiaceae. It is a tropical plant which grows as weed and also cultivated.

Tulsi has the greater capacity to absorb and emit special frequencies present in the universe.

In last few decades several Indian scientists and researchers have studied the pharmacological effects of steam distilled, petroleum ether and benzene extracts of various parts of Tulsi plant and have effect on immune system, reproductive system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, gastric system, urinary system and blood biochemistry and has described the therapeutic significance of Tulsi in management of various ailments.

Pharmacological Effects:

In traditional Ayurvedic system of medicine, several medicinal properties have been attributed to this plant.

Antimicrobial effects – Essential oil of Tulsi have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. It inhibits the growth of E coli, B.anthracis, M.tuberculosis etc. It’s antitubercular activity is one-tenth the potency of streptomycin and one-fourth that of ionized.

Preparations containing Tulsi extract significantly shorten the course of illness, clinical symptoms and the biochemical parameters in patients with viral hepatitis and viral encephalitis.

Cures skin disorders:

Tulsi helps in many skin disorders. It is effective in skin rashes, insect bites and itching. Leaves of this plant are effectively used in ring worm infections and lucoderma.

Paste and Juice of Tulsi leaves help to reduce acne, pimples and scars.

Purifies blood:

Tulsi acts as a cardiac tonic and purifies blood.

Apart from these researches have shown that tulsi is very effective in reducing blood sugar and blood cholesterol

Antimalarial effects :

Essential oil of Tulsi has been reported to possess 100% larvicidal activity against the Culex mosquitoes. Trials have shown excellent antimalarial activity of Tulsi. It’s extracts have marked insecticidal activity against mosquitoes. It’s repellent action lasts for about two hours

Antiallergic and Immunomodulator effects :

Essential oil of Tulsi was found to have anti-allergic properties. When administered to laboratory animals, the compound was found to inhibit mast cell degranulation and histamine release in the presence of allergen. These studies reveal the potential role of Ocimum sanctum extracts in the management of immunological disorders including allergies and asthma.

Antistress/Adaptogenic effects:

Extracts from the plant have been found to reduce stress.

Consuming 10 – 12 leaves of Tulsi per day helps to reduce stress.

Anti diabetic effect:

A randomized, placebo-controlled cross-over single blind trial on 40 human volunteers suffering from Type II diabetes was performed. During the four week trial, subjects alternately received a daily dose of 2.5 g of Tulsi leaves powder or a placebo for two week periods. The results showed 17.6 % reduction in fasting blood glucose and 7.3% decline in postprandial blood glucose on treatment with Tulsi as compared to the blood glucose levels during treatment with placebo

For Heart ailments:

As ‘Tulsi’ (basil) has a positive effect over blood pressure and also a de-toxicant, its regular use prevents heart attacks. A tonic may be prepared by mixing 1 gm of dry ‘Tulsi’ leaves with a spoonful of butter and some candy sugar or honey. Take twice a day; first thing in the morning and before going to bed at night. The drinking of Tulsi-leaf tea keeps the blood pressure even