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Railway cop pedals 600 km in 36 hours to promote cycling among the youth

Cycling has various benefits including increased cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and flexibility, improved joint mobility, decreased stress levels, improved posture, and strengthened bones

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 14, 2020 2:57:08 pm
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Highlighting the importance of taking up cycling for good health, a top railway police officer — C Sylendra Babu — has pedalled 600-kilometer between Chennai and Rameswaram in 36 hours. The fitness enthusiast started from Chennai on Friday and reached the temple town of Rameswaram Monday (December 14).

Vouching for cycling as a “great exercise and sport”, and pointing out how many developed countries promote it, he urged people to opt for it as a means of daily commute. “We started this journey as a sport to emphasise that it is essential for every Indian citizen to be physically and mentally fit and healthy,” said Babu, who cycled with four other cyclists.

The IPS officer, whose Twitter timeline is full of similar journeys undertaken in the past, has time and again emphasised how cycling is an eco-friendly means of transport that does not cause pollution like cars or motorcycles.

In one of his posts after arriving in Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu, he also spoke on why cyclists also need to rest properly to ensure they can keep their energy going.

In case, you were wondering, why should you be cycling, here’s what you need to know.

Cycling has various benefits including increased cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and flexibility, improved joint mobility, decreased stress levels, improved posture, and strengthened bones.

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