What are exercise bikes good for?
What could be more convenient than getting your cardio done in the comfort of your own home? Exercise bikes are the perfect solution. Not only are you getting your heart pumping and burning off those calories, you’re also building muscle, particularly your hamstrings, calves, glutes and lower back, whilst at the same time toning up your lower body. Cycling on an exercise bike is kinder to your joints as it is a low impact activity and puts less stress on them. Many exercise bikes offer a variety of programmes so that you can vary the intensity of your workout and depending on the bike you choose, you can usually monitor your time, distance and calorie burn. Alongside all of the health benefits associated with cycling on an exercise bike, what’s great is that you don’t have to worry about the weather. If it’s raining, snowing, foggy, windy or too hot, that’s not going to stop you. You also don’t need to concern yourself with any other hazards which you may otherwise encounter if you went cycling outside. It’s not just about the traffic, off road cycling can also have its obstacles. By cycling indoors, you also avoid pollution.