Tag: health

The Benefits of Cycling

Benefits of Cycling

The Benefits of Cycling There are many benefits of cycling.  It’s better for the environment. It’s great for physical fitness. Not to mention the financial big plus if your ride a bike rather than run a car. However, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re talking mental health benefits. While we’re not saying that… Read more »

3 Essential Yoga Poses for Cyclists

Written by Kirsty, Sales Assistant at Edinburgh Bruntsfield and yoga teacher on our new Yoga for Cyclists class. In cycling, the quadriceps, hamstrings, and hips never rest. As a result, riders often have overdeveloped quadriceps and tight hamstrings, which can pull the hips out of alignment. Also, a cyclist’s spine is constantly flexed forward. If… Read more »

New Yoga Class for Cyclists at Edinburgh Bruntsfield!

yoga for cyclists

We’re very excited to be offering a couple of yoga classes for cyclists on Thursdays 6-7pm and Saturdays 10-11am in our Bruntsfield shop led by our resident qualified yoga instructor, Kirsty! It’s only £10 a class and you’ll learn some routines that can really help you loosen off those tight hamstrings and hips, and help… Read more »

10-minute Yoga for Busy Cyclists

yoga for cyclists

A bit of yoga for cyclists featuring a lazy dachshund on the left. Cycling is great exercise, but as with any repetitive motion over time it can take its toll on the body. Common complaints of the ailing cyclist include tight hamstrings and hips, and a sore lower back. We teamed up with yogi extraordinaire… Read more »

How to motivate yourself to ride more this year

cycling motivation

Even if you’re familiar with the benefits of cycling, it’s easy to restrict yourself to just the occasional specific ride – especially in winter. Here’s 12 things you can try to get you to ride more this year. Feeling too tired to ride? Just get on the bike and within minutes, you’ll almost always feel… Read more »

12 reasons why cycling beats other forms of exercise

Ex rugby internationalist turned broadcaster John Beattie hosted an interesting TV programme on 2 January 2017 called The Medal Myth. The show questioned the received wisdom that success at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games had been an incentive for more people in Britain to adopt a healthy lifestyle. It demonstrated that while international sports success… Read more »