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Is it possible to get teenagers into cycling?

It sure is!

The outlook for our sons' and daughter's life expectancy can be radically improved if they stay active during their teenage years. Using skill, cunning persuasion and varying doses of tough love during these crucial formative years, parents can influence this significantly.

But don’t expect any thanks!

Whether it's to boost fitness, health or a bank balance, or as an environmental choice, taking up bicycle riding could be one of the best decisions your teenager could ever make.

When hitting the road for a family ride with your teenage son or daughter, it doesn’t matter if your paces aren’t perfectly matched – just slow down and enjoy each other’s company.

And cycling makes sense: exercise helps release feel-good hormones, so after a ride, you’ll once again enjoy that loving feeling towards each other even if he fails to clean his room or her hair straightener was left on again!

So hit the open road, take in the fresh air and enjoy the numerous health benefits of cycling with your teenager (even if they think it's not "cool").

Read the full post on MyDeal.com.au