Keep riding! Life lessons to learn from biking

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jul 16, 2014

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The health benefits of cycling go far beyond weight loss, increase stamina and strength. Take a look at what are the life’s crucial lessons you can learn from the activity.
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    Life is like cycling

    Biking is more than just a great source of exercise. Its health benefits go far beyond weight loss, increase stamina and strength. Turn out, biking will teach you a lot many of life’s crucial lessons. Here are some of them. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Ride at your own pace

    We  worry a lot about time slipping away, about not having enough time to do what we should for a relaxed future and much more. What biking does is teach you how to take things as they come and not hurry or be too slow so as to fall off.  It tells you why it is important to keep at your own pace and avoid competing against those going too fast. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    If someone wants to pass, move to the side

    If someone wants to pass you, smile and move to the side. Do not feel undermined to look at someone moving faster than you. Remember, with faithful determination and perseverance you will be able to get where they once were and thus, move to higher spots as time goes by. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    You can’t be at your best all the time

    The road of life is paved with challenges. Your ride will sometimes be easy and sometimes bumpy. Don't fight with the situation and try to go easy when you're not feeling your best. One way or the other, just keep going. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Fight your way Uphill

    Things can get awry at any point of time. When things get challenging, it is the time for you to keep calm, stay happy and relaxed. Fighting it the hard way is another way, but it might exhaust you. Go easy to make your way to the top. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Downhill ride is wonderful

    It takes a lot more than you think to get to the top. When you reach there, it is as satisfying as it can be. Take some joy and cherish the moments of making it up to where you wanted to be. This way when life pushes you down hard, you won’t be disappointed because the feeling of being at the top will inspire you to try your best again. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    Don’t pay heed to distractions

    There will be times when you will be tempted to quit, give up or try your hand at something a little easier. You may also look at yourself at someone who is incapable of achieving. Naysayers will try to break your spirit and bring you down. Shake off their advice and keep riding. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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    You may surprise yourself

    Sometimes, we underrate ourselves, doubt the ability or shy away from things we think aren’t doable. When you keep riding, you tend to brush your way through the life’s trials without much hassle. (Image source:Thinkstockphotos)

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