Glenn Nøstdahl - Staying Fit On Two Wheels
Glenn Nøstdahl is a professional businessman and entrepreneur who is currently the Financial Strategy Manager at Entecho, a designer and developer of flight technology.
He is also an active runner and cyclist who has found riding a bicycle on a regular basis is a great way to stay physically fit. Riding a bike is a great form of aerobic exercise, which means it boosts the heart rate and strengthens muscles, increases joint mobility, and can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury. But more to the point, Glenn Nøstdahl knows that riding a bike is a lot of fun.
Studies have shown that people who ride even short distances can boost their overall health and even extend their normal life expectancy. And is can keep the body lean: as Glenn Nøstdahl knows, riding a bike for just one hour will burn about three hundred calories, depending on how strenuous the ride is. That's just about equal to the calories in a chocolate bar. So by riding a bike for just fifteen minutes every day, five times a week, is going to burn off about eleven pounds of fat in the course of a year.
Cycling can also reduce stress, which is another point in its favor, according to Glenn Nøstdahl, whose professional life can be very stressful at times. The physical exertion itself tends to reduce stress, but as Glenn Nøstdahl knows, riding a bike outdoors heightens the overall experience. The sense of being at one with nature, and being away from the office, enhances the ability of bike riding to reduce stress.
Cycling is one of those things you are always able to do, and Glenn Nøstdahl expects he'll be riding a bike for the rest of his life.