Cycling - Push Those Pedals to Lose Weight and Get Fit
Pedal power, in all its varieties (road bike, exercise bike, or spinning bike) offers a wide range of health benefits including: a.) Excellent calorie burn. (Typically 400 calories an hour for an exercise bike, 700-800 for a road bike, and 1000 for a spinning bike.) b.) Superior cardiovascular conditioning. Cycling builds stamina and increases endurance while lower resting heart rate.
Generally individuals who cycle regularly have a resting heart rate in the mid to low 60s. c.) Lower body toning. Cycling is especially good to build leg muscles and for women, whose problem areas are often the hips and thighs, the slimming effect can be almost magical. Many people prefer to cycle outdoors because there’s really nothing to replace the freedom and adventure to be had exploring under your own foot power.