Exercise Bikes and Long Term Use
Exercise and fitness is not something you can do for a few months and then just abandon. Once you begin an exercise regimen, you need to stick to it in order to reap all the benefits of exercise, to remain healthy, and to stay in shape. Because it easy to lose interest or drive in exercise, you should choose a machine that will hold your attention, that you are comfortable on, and that you know you can stick to for the long term. Because of these considerations, the exercise bike is a great choice for a long term commitment.
First, stationary bikes are not boring. Many bikes come up with different workouts, terrains, and races programmed into them. This means you can have a different workout or terrain every single day for a week to keep the bike interesting. Second, you can sustain a certain speed and pulse rate on exercise bikes. Most people are accustomed to riding bikes and so will not falter or tire quickly. Even if you purchase an exercise bike after years of never riding one, it will not be long until you are in good enough shape to ride for long periods of time.
The longer you use your exercise bike, the more fit and toned you will become. Long uses of a stationary bike will increase your cardiovascular health, as well as the muscle mass and tone in your legs, thighs, bottom, and back. Increased muscle mass will also burn calories, even when you are not working out. This means that not only will you lose weight after you begin exercising, you will find it easier to keep the weight off as you continue to exercise and build muscle.
Alex Sutton has worked in the health and fitness industry for nearly 11 years. For more information please visit exercise bikes.
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