Effects of Cycling at Higher Altitudes

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Cycling at Higher Altitudes
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Becky Catino, a business professional, participates in a number of hobbies outside of work. For instance, Becky Catino enjoys cycling, and has participated in the sport in Colorado as well as in various international locations.

People frequently find adjusting to higher altitudes challenging when they go to Colorado or another mountainous area on a biking trip. If you are used to biking at elevations that are low or near sea level, it’s a good idea to keep a number of factors in mind when going on a higher-elevation cycling trip.

First of all, even if you are fit and well trained, you will still likely experience some effect from the increased elevation. You might feel fatigue, headaches, and sleep difficulties as your body gets used to the change, and you might notice trouble biking at your normal speeds and intensity. It’s a good idea to take some time to acclimate to the changes and to avoid overexertion.

Additionally, keep in mind that air has less moisture in mountainous or higher places, a factor that can lead to dehydration for people who are not used to it. This dehydration can cause a drop in athletic performance, headaches, and other effects. Therefore, drink plenty of water and pay close attention to how you feel overall to get the most enjoyment out of your trip.


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