A sense of freedom hits your system. You immediately grin from the overwhelming joy you‘re feeling as you pedal faster and faster.
Your enjoyment spikes, causing a burst in activity. Your body is riding itself of cortisol, the stress hormone that can prevent deep, regenerative sleep.
Blood flow and oxygen to the brain is boosted. Keep smiling, because if you’re riding five days a week for this long you’re likely to take half as many sick days as couch potatoes.
Serotonin and endorphins are released into the blood stream, helping improve your mood. Wave at fellow cyclists, smile at passers-by; you’re out there having the time of your life.
With every mile you tick off, you’re helping reduce your risk of heart disease to less than half that those who don’t exercise at all!
Your mind comes into play. Do you continue this ride, boosting your enjoyment levels further? Or do you keep some in the tank for another day? Either way, you’ve had a blast.
As the rave inside of you keeps on partying, you might need to take on some food or drink. A pub or an energy bar, both are acceptable – it’s up to you !