“Exercise cycling can also help the body relax and improve sleep quality, thus helping to maintain body weight,” explained dr. Oryza Satria, Sp.OT (K) Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand & Microsurgery Consultant at Pondok Indah Hospital – Bintaro Jaya.
Cycling in the morning can help ensure that the body is exposed to sunlight and gets the benefits of vitamin D. No wonder with so many benefits, cycling is increasingly loved today. Dr. Oryza emphasized the importance of good posture when cycling.
“This is important so that cyclists avoid injury. The first thing that needs to be done is to position the head in the groove of the spine formed by the curve of the pelvis. Bring your eyes forward and relax your collarbone. “If you are cycling in a fast state, then lower your back, but if the track is down, straighten your back,” explained dr. Oryza.
As for the foot position, if the pedal is under the foot, then bend the leg a little, he advised. Adjust the height of the pedals with your feet (which can still be bent slightly) until your feet feel comfortable when you are riding. Then for the position of the hands, bend your elbows a little and try to grip the palms of the handlebar or brake at once. Position your shoulders in the grooves made by your hands and back.