The Best Exercise to get fit is Indoor Cycling, using a stationary exercise bike moderately and properly. Peddling an exercise bike just 3-4 times a week for a 20 minute exercise period will put you into the fat burning muscle building zone.
When you’re starting an exercise program, the key is finding something that is fun and that’s easy to get right into. That’s what makes Indoor Cycling a great choice, particularly for the novice exerciser or someone with back, knee, or joint problems that make running or walking more difficult.
CONSIDER looking at a RECUMBENT EXERCISE BIKE if you have any back or joint limitations .
INDOOR CYCLING is very easy on the joints,” says Kim Eskola, MS, assistant fitness director at Little Rock Athletic Club in Little Rock, Ark. For a beginner, she says, “it’s also easy to use a bike,” as well as a treadmill or elliptical machine.
Further, if you’re a fair-weather exerciser who lets heat, cold, or rain inhibit your workout, the stationary bike gives you fewer excuses not to exercise. “Because it’s indoors, you don’t have to worry about inclement weather!
Another positive point: If you don’t belong to a gym, you can use one at home.
Indoor Cycling enthusiasts say there are many advantages to having a bike in the house.
“I can do it watching television,” says Magee, WebMD Weight Loss Clinic’s “Recipe Doctor.” “I can do it at night, when it’s dark, when it’s raining or cold. It’s a great way to burn calories and fat stores, and it’s a good oxygen boost.”
Though not a beginning exerciser herself, Magee says that INDOOR CYCLING is an excellent choice for those who are new to exercise.
“For many of my friends that are halfway motivated and are beginner exercisers, I think it’s a great place to start. You’re working hard, but not so hard that you can’t be entertained at the same time.”
Before you start Indoor Cycling, do your homework because the options can be overwhelming but can be simplified. Some things to consider:
- Do you want an upright bike or a recumbent (the type you pedal from a reclined position)?
- Do you need a small manual bike because you have limited space, or do you have room for a programmable electronic one?
- What is your budget?
- Decide what you will use the bike for — as your main exercise source, one of several aerobic activities, or just a rainy-day alternative. Then, determine how much room you have for your exercise bike and what your going to spend!
- Make a wise choice for YOUR FUTURE AND YOUR HEALTH!
- From WebMD.com ( thank you Kim and Magee)