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Cycling

Cycling is a recreation, a sport and a means of transport across land.

It involves riding bicycles, unicycles, tricycles and other human powered vehicles.

Bicycles are commonly used by people seeking to improve their fitness and cardiovascular health.

In this regard, bicycling is especially helpful for those with arthritis of the lower limbs and who are unable to pursue sports such as running that involve more impact to joints such as the knees.

Cycling makes use of the largest muscles in the body (the Gluteus Maximus and Quadriceps) so it is good for people who are trying to lose body fat.

Furthermore, since cycling can be used as a form of transportation, there can be less demand for self-discipline to maintain the exercise because of the practical purpose of the activity.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Cycling", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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