Cycling is an excellent hobby, and for the cycling enthusiast, the freedom to ride on a beautiful day is a great way to spend leisure time. For those who use their bike as their primary source of transportation, it is the way to get to and from work or activities. Yet, cycling takes a toll on the body. It is crucial to be aware of the physical stress placed on the body when riding. The repetitive motion over many miles combined with poor biomechanics can sometimes lead to injury.
A concussion is an injury that affects brain function. Any hit to your head, face, neck or body can cause a concussion. That’s if the force is enough to jostle your brain inside your skull. Contact sports are a common source of concussions. But you can also get them from other incidents. For example, automobile or bicycle collisions, or a workplace accident. It could be something as simple as bumping your head against a cupboard door.
It’s impossible to prepare yourself for an auto collision. You can maintain a safe speed, be diligent on the road, or keep your vehicle maintenance up to date, but you can still be involved in a collision that can have long-term effects on both your health and well-being. While you may consider that the pain will go away with time, some injuries may cause severe, long-lasting effects.
The technological advance in the past decade gives us quick access to information, and it’s given people the chance to stay connected throughout every life moment. People are spending most of their time in front of the computer, laptop, tablets, mobile phones, or any gadgets available, resulting in the neck’s pain or strain.
For the first time in human history, we are not receiving the abundance of natural sunlight we used to when we worked and played outside. The modern lifestyle of work, school and recreation is dominated by indoor activities that often revolve around our computer screens.
Often stretching is thought of as fundamental as part of an exercise program, as the warm-up or cool-down. Stretching is a great way to start your day and it comes with a wide range of other benefits.