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When your motivation is missing – 5 tricks to gain cycling inspiration

Studies have proved it: Cycling makes you happy! In addition, the combination of daily exercise and a healthy diet gives you a healthier lifestyle. However, there are always those days when all you feel like doing is putting your feet up and doing nothing. These 5 tricks will help you pick yourself up at such times. Instead of sitting back and relaxing, it means putting on your bike socks and getting onto the saddle.

1. REWARD YOURSELF WITH YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD

Gentle cycling burns about 4-5 kilocalories per minute, boosts your fat metabolism and increases your basal metabolic rate. The result: You can really treat yourself afterwards. And let’s be honest – that beer after work tastes even better after exercise.

2. SCHEDULE FIXED CYCLING DAYS

The big advantage of cycling is that it’s easy to integrate into your daily life. Set a fixed day of the week when you do your shopping by bike or cycle to work. Fixed dates, even if they’re only set by yourself, aren’t so easy to call off. That's how you can easily trick your lazybones.

3. USE COOL ACCESSORIES

Trendy sportswear and accessories increase your motivation to jump onto your bike. Highlights like stylish socks help to motivate you more easily. Well-fitting socks in bright colours and cool patterns elevate your mood and give you an urge to hit the road.

4. ENJOY THE GOOD FEELING AFTER CYCLING

Cycling is good for the psyche, lightens your mood and has an antidepressant effect. It also boosts self-esteem and increases stress tolerance. Is cycling a miracle cure? According to studies, 30 minutes of cycling per day increases your well-being.

5. KEEP IN MIND THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CYCLING

Especially if you spend a lot of time sitting at work, cycling offers you essential movement compensation. Incidentally, cycling not only strengthens your legs, but also your torso and abdominal muscles thanks to bending your upper body forwards. And since the bike carries your body weight, your joints are not stressed. Tip: Low gears also protect your knees from excessive pressure.

So now: Slip on your socks and get on your bike!

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In Bike & Hike tours, some sections are covered by mountain bike, while others are climbed on foot. In this way, you can get even more from your mountain adventure. Several miles of forest roads with a moderate gradient? Clearly too boring to walk! But on your bike, you can get there fast and finish the trail in record time. Steep and rough trails, however, should preferably be conquered on foot. To ensure that your combination of mountain biking and mountaineering is a complete success, just do three checks in advance:

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