"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch"
There are numerous health benefits to mountain biking such as improved function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, increased stamina, reduced blood pressure and waistline, better muscle tone, faster reflexes, just to name a few. Cycling is also great for your joints as it improves their mobility without too much impact, assuming you don't crash, but one of the best things about this particular mode of exercise is that it is fun and brings sheer joy to the rider.
If the above list of benefits is not enough to entice you to ride, there are even more great reasons why one might fall in love with mountain biking. Below I shared 7 of my personal favorites.