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Following the Christmas Festivities, Engage in Some Cycling

Dec 22, 2022

The Christmas season is the ideal justification for feasting on (or, in some cases, binge eating in) food. It would be rude not to sample every item on the table, given how delicious the buffet is. And the company makes every flavor even sweeter and more decadent. On Christmas and New Year's, family and friends take the time and effort to get together.

The party can continue throughout the workweek. Food from the holiday meal that has been heated up is still delicious because you have come to identify it with the jokes and anecdotes that were told during the celebration.

You will, however, understand that it is now time to put on your workout clothes and start exercising your body once the pots are empty. Cycling off-road and up hillsides is a great way to get started on your fitness program. Immerse yourself in the crisp air as the skeleton branches are fully covered in whites.

A cause of mental exhaustion and inaction, COVID-19 is still very much a part of life. Therefore, saddle up your bikes and ride around the scenic routes to maintain your physical and emotional well-being. It's always a wise practice to get plenty of vitamin D, mainly if you work and care for your family and spend most of your days indoors.

Cycling has been shown to defend against illnesses including obesity, heart disease, mental illness, and other issues that may result from a sedentary lifestyle, which is the number one antagonist of working from home.

Even if cycling around a little neighborhood loop is a sensible move, why not go above and beyond and pedal uphill? The enjoyment will be multiplied if you bring friends and family (and pets).

When there is joy, there is also suffering; cycling may be a love-hate relationship, especially if your body and mentality are not yet prepared. You will be rewarded with a great deal of enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment after you have successfully cycled uphill, though.

Are you willing to push yourself? Here are a few recommendations you may trust.

Condition of your body

You must assess your health, as with any physical exercise. You are the best person to make that assessment. Did you have a good night's sleep? How do you feel right now? When compared to pushing yourself too hard, even if you are not in the condition to cycle, the minor annoyance caused by the rapid evaluation is nothing.

Your body weight is another factor that could work against you. Of course, science informs us that climbing will be more difficult the heavier you are. Do not take this too seriously; fundamental physics explains the gravity at play and the absence of inertia. But is this really so concerning? Absolutely not! Prior to your ascent, squeeze in some workouts. It aids with core stability, breathing practice, and heart rate normalization.

Cycle early in the day

Not a fan of waking up in the morning, let alone performing physical activity? Then perhaps you might attempt to push yourself and try getting up early to take advantage of the morning light. Your body releases molecules that improve your happiness when you climb a hill, such as endorphins. The combination of the environment and that is ideal for reviving your spirit and clearing your head.

Your stress levels have been too high because of the hectic holiday rush and gift-giving strain. Then, by cycling, you will be able to fight off these unpleasant emotions you have been encountering lately. Have you been experiencing frequent migraines due to your work? Then, the weariness and apprehension brought on by these worries will vanish with a cycle. The surroundings will divert your thoughts while you pay attention to your breathing and pedaling, which will help you relax and shut off any bad energy.

Cycle as you please and at your own speed

One of the finest exercises is leisurely riding. You don't have to feel obligated to keep up with your cycling partners' tempo, even if it is always enjoyable to ride with others. Move right out at your own speed. Unwanted injuries only result from overusing your muscles. Give your leg muscles a rest by taking a break as well.

Constantly monitor your heart rate, particularly as you ascend. Pushing yourself above your degree of comfort will only leave you disappointed and endanger your health and well-being. So, unwind and take pleasure in the comfortable trip.

Utilize a bike hitch rack.

Others would rather drive to the area and merely transport their bicycle units, whereas you may begin your riding journey from your home to your planned destination. A bike rack that is mounted to your car is a much better and safer method to carry your bicycles.


The bike rack is as durable as you want it to be. It is made of a cold-rolled steel structure with a protective powder paint finish. It has anti-wobble knobs to strengthen the connection between the mainmast and folding arms. You are assured that you can firmly or securely fix the bike rack in place, which would be our biggest worry when on the road. Frequent glances at the back of our car would be lessened with this rack as you will be at ease with its performance.

The foldable bike hitch rack features a tiltable mainmast. The rack's body can swing up, down, forward, and backward, allowing easier bike lifting. The rack pops back to its original position with the anti-wobble knob.

Moreover, its foldable arms are easy to move. So, when the rack is not in use, you can easily fold it back for safekeeping. The arms won't get in the way even if installed in your vehicle.

The Fleximounts Bike Hitch Rack Foldable BHR4 is compatible with different sizes of bikes, which is perfect for group outings and if you own multiple types of bicycles. The rack has adjustable straps that can hold up to four bikes and carry a weight of up to 165 lbs.