It’s easy to understand how you can physically benefit from biking, but you also receive more mental benefits that you probably realize. There are numerous ways in which biking improves your cognitive function, however there are also hormonal and immunity improvements you can experience from pushing pedals for as little as 20 minutes three times a week.
Your brain gets a mental boost from biking in large because of the complexity that riding requires. For instance, the usage of the Hippocampus you receive when you bike. Your Hippocampus is the home of all memories, so as you bike it’s size quite literally increases. This boost your ability to recall moments from the past much easier. This all happens while you are outdoors, so if you add on the benefits of spending time outdoors (ease of depression, improved immunity, healing faster, etc.) cycling proves to be a preventative health measure as well as a brain exercise.