Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Exercise Bikes Provide Enjoyment As Well As a Great Workout

Exercise bikes will provide a lot of enjoyment as well as a great workout. They won't take up too much space in the corner of your room, and some can even fold away smaller still, fitting into the tiniest of cupboards. There are some bicycles that not only measure speed and distance, but also tell you the time you spend cycling, along with calories expended, pulse rate and work rate (or calories per hour).

Aerobic exercise should be performed around 4 to 5 times a week, and depending upon whether one is running, jogging or just walking, the amount of time one spends should be anywhere between 20 and 60 minutes long. There really is no need to overdo it since this can have negative effects on the body, such as fatigue; and you could possibly even get sick. Doing aerobic exercise with a stationary bike is also an excellent option for relieving stress and eliminating any anxiety. It's best to choose something you enjoy and look forward to doing anyway... and stick with it.

Cycling is one of the more diverse and inviting activities out there, and it's hard to find somebody who won't enjoy a bicycle in some fashion for some purpose. Exercise bikes can be used in order to keep up a cyclist's level of fitness in the off season. And some people may just feel embarrassed about exercising in front of other people, so they will use an exercise bike at home, as well as for many other reasons.

Bicycling is enjoyable but it can also be rather dangerous if done on a busy street. With an upright exercise bike, you can cycle in the comfort and safety of your own home while watching TV or listening to music.

By Jeffrey K. Hall

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stay Fit With Exercise Bikes

The present age has witnessed a huge upsurge with respect to us trying to keep fit and stay healthy. People resort to various options in order to maintain a correct figure and body weight. Moreover the media is highly instrumental in making us aware of the benefits of exercising and keeping in shape with respect to our hectic schedules. Therefore numerous options have emerged such as joining the gym and yoga classes, joining aerobics and dance classes, as well as engaging in sports activities such as swimming, football, basketball, jogging and so on. Some people have also made a gym in their private premises by installing different exercise machines for self maintenance.

Such exercise machines include products like twisters, treadmills and exercise bikes which are used to perform all kinds of routines. Since they are installed at home, they can be used at any time and can burn a lot of calories in the process too. Exercise bikes are common in all gyms and are a popularly used machine. Recumbent exercise bikes are one of the many sorts of bikes which are uniquely defined with specific features. Stationary exercise bikes are easy to use and can be used to burn body fats while performing all other tasks, namely, watching television or talking to others.

On the flip side, stationary bikes are noisy, only good for the leg portions and can even get boring after some time. Recumbent exercise bikes are equipped with an ergonomic mode, which allows the paddle rate of a person to go higher and also builds up his muscles with the same. Such exercise bikes are very easy on the body along with being safe and convenient to use. They provide agility to bone joints and are very good for those with such problems such as arthritis. Recumbent exercise bikes reduce the chances of any kind of injury and are more or less risk free. Safety and endurance are key qualities of such bikes.

Modern day technology has invented programmed bikes which can be tuned into any mode automatically as well as to the television. There are a few options to consider while opting for the best exercise bike. Budget is an important criterion, as the best quality bikes can be a little expensive and should be bought according to one's needs. The kind of bike to be bought also makes important criteria. It is also necessary to browse through several exercise bike reviews online and select one of your choices. Also as compared to regular stores, online ones offer discounts on exercise bikes of the latest models. It is not a bad idea to invest in second hand ones in case of novices.

By Michael Antony

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