Benefits of Stationary Bike Workouts

The stationary bike is without a doubt one of the most popular pieces of home workout equipment. It comes in a variety of different styles, sizes and prices.  This is what makes them suitable for so many people. If you have a lot of room you can opt for one of the bigger models. If, however, your space is limited you can opt for a smaller one that can be moved when you are not using it.

Benefits Of Using A Stationary Bike   weight loss, bike exercise

1. It’s Easy To Use – Most of us learned how to ride a bike when we were little children. That means doing this type of exercise is very easy. Just start pedaling! It is also a very convenient form of exercise as you can do it right in your home. No having to drive across town to the gym.

2. It’s Low Impact and Easy On The Joints – Some exercises can lead to injury because of the impact they have on the joints. That’s not something you have to worry about with a stationary bike. It’s very low impact and therefore very low risk.  Your joints won’t be taking a pounding while you are riding the bike. It’s also easy on your knees which is great for those who have knee problems. Older people who have balance problems can benefit greatly from the stationary bike.

3. Weight Loss – Anytime you start getting more physical activity you will notice some weight loss. A 150 pound person can burn over 500 calories during an hour workout on the stationary bike. A more intense workout will result in even more calories burned.

4. It Improves Heart Health – A simple 30 minute workout on a stationary bike can improve the overall health of your heart.  heart health, weight loss, stationary bikes, healthy exercise, joint health Please know you don’t need to do the entire 30 minutes all at once to get the benefits. You can break it up into 3, 10 minute sessions and get the same benefits. 

How To Use A Stationary Bike

I guess I should add simplicity to the list of benefits associated with a stationary bike. Using one is as easy as it gets. That’s because these days everything is digital.  All you have to do is get on the bike and start pedaling.  The screen will come on and ask you a variety of different questions. Mainly what type of workout you want to do and for how long. Put in the information and the workout will begin.

During the course of your workout you can adjust the level of resistance up or down. One of the best workouts you can do on a stationary bike is an interval workout.  This is when you rotate periods of high intensity with periods of low intensity.  For example, you can ride the bike with a resistance level of 6 for one minute and then go back down to a resistance level of 2 for one minute.  Alternate back and forth for 20 minutes. This type of workout will burn more calories than if you just rode the bike at the same intensity for the entire time.

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