On children’s day, your child may have received the best gift ever – a bike. Surely they can’t wait for them to roll like the big ones. To do this, however, you must first learn to ride a bike, which is usually helped by a parent. Tutors from Tuition Agency give good tips and advice to make it as easy as possible for your child to learn to ride a bike.
Teach your child to bike step by step
The first thing to do is to find the right place to practice. We are looking for a quiet, 200-300 meter straight road section free of car and pedestrian traffic. The first lesson is developing a sense of balance. In such cases, it is a huge advantage if the child had a running bike in front of him because then he has already practiced balancing on the two wheels well.
If the kid had a treadmill, there will be no problem with balancing
But you can also make a running bike out of a traditional bike! All you have to do is disassemble the pedals, lower the saddle a little lower so the child can fold themselves with their feet. Pretty slowly you will be able to roll longer and longer with your legs raised and there will be no problem with balance. (The spare wheel is not the best solution for learning, to comfort the child a bit, as you do not have to pay attention to balancing, and it only works on perfectly smooth ground.)
Once the balance is practiced enough, we can put the pedals back on. The next task is to roll the child for a short distance with the foot on the pedal. To do this, get on the bike, put both feet on the pedal while keeping your balance. We are not catching the bike, we are catching the child! Then gently give him momentum to roll.
After that, pedaling can come! Using a similar starting method as before, give a little boost, but this time the looper will also turn the pedals at a slow pace. First quite a few twists and turns, and then there will be more and more of it. It is important not to look down, but forward! We can run behind the kid’s side, put our hands on his shoulders to feel safe, but it’s not mandatory, as you’ve learned from previous exercises that if you’re unsure, you can put your feet down at any time. (The old broomstick method can also be tried, but it’s much better to catch the kid than the bike.) Count the meters or seconds to feel the progress and praise it.
Why should you teach your child to ride a bike? The top reason is health. Cycling makes anyone of any age keep in shape and enjoy the fresh air and your kid can get all these benefits even as early as now.
Cycling and benefits you can get from it
Recharge your batteries while also conditioning your lungs
Step onto the pedals, take a deep breath, and feel the fresh air fill your lungs before continuing to cycle and exhaling. Sports like walking, jogging, or cycling, according to ADFC, the General German Bicycle Club eV, are the best we can do for our respiratory organs. The respiratory muscles are strengthened and the lungs are evenly filled with oxygen. This helps us avoid getting a cold and can even help with asthma.
Increase fat metabolism
During an hour of cycling (at 60 kg body weight and 18 km/h), we burn around 400 calories. In the so-called aerobic area, the benefit of such a speed is: Because it requires oxygen, it helps to activate fat burning. If you want to lose weight quickly, on the other hand, you should do interval training more frequently. On the move, hit the gas three times for five minutes each time.
Support the joints
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sitting in an office chair, then relaxing on the couch – our daily routine is often monotonous for our joints. So just ride your bike to work. Even a ten-minute bike ride provides the articular cartilage – such as the knee – with more oxygen and nutrients, which helps to prevent osteoarthritis. Because the saddle bears the most weight, we also protect the joints if we use the light gear. A distinct advantage over sports such as jogging.
Get your heart and circulation going
Regular biking allows our hearts to work more efficiently and thus relieves us. We get the best results from a tour that lasts at least 30 minutes. The World Health Organization recommends exercising five times per week. This can cut your chances of having a heart attack in half. And you don’t have to bike until you drop to accomplish this. Even 15 km/h trips help to circulate the air.
Cycling also improves our agility and reaction time. We drive on sand and gravel at times, then on roads, navigating bends, pedaling uphill, and speeding downhill. The brain and body must react quickly and quickly adapt to new situations.
Cancer risk is reduced
The good news is that moderate exercise, particularly cycling, can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer in women after menopause, according to researchers from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. Your risk of breast cancer is reduced by a third if you ride a bike for 30 to 60 minutes every day.
Strengthen your muscles
Do you only cycle to strengthen your legs? You’re kidding, right? Are you sure you’re not joking? From the hand to the trunk to the gluteal muscles, the entire muscle chain is used. The sporty kicking on the bike can help to slow down the age-related conversion of muscle mass to fat mass while also stimulating muscle fiber metabolism. Those who want to build leg muscles specifically can cycle in higher gears. The gluteal muscles are put to the test with a lower set saddle.
Activate happiness hormones
While cycling, experience pure joy: Endorphins and serotonin, which can help with depression, are released after about half an hour of endurance sports. We experience a sense of harmony as a result of the steady movement. Of course, the tour adds to the sense of well-being by including the green.Continue reading