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Exercise Bikes: The Particulars

Feb 16, 2008
The old adage holds true today as it was as our ancestors knew it: health is wealth. As much as you work your heart out all day and all night earning a good man's living, only a small number of people have enough with them life savings until the age of their retirement where they can go and tour the world. Albeit, going on world wide travel does not sound so hot when you are in your 60's or 70's and are probably not that strong enough to enjoy the sights. What is important then is to focus on the now, the present time. And what is essentially important in today that holds much more promise on tomorrow (when you are already middle aged) is health. Keeping hip and fit now and continually maintaining good physical condition will keep you hale and hearty in your golden years and that is a fact.

In yesteryears, people used to go biking; exercising while enjoying the view and the fresh air of the outdoors. Going for a ride outside the home, however, is not very much recommended. People who live in the city will find themselves stuck in traffic or dodging cars which are busily running and swerving around streets and intersections. Another thing that holds a disadvantage is the pollution. With the increasing number of motorists by the day, it is not surprising that air pollution is one of the main causes of global warming. Unless you are living in the outskirts of town where you will pass by green, green meadows then we suggest you stay at home and get your own exercise bike.

Exercise bikes provide the same health benefit as your regular bike minus the change in view and the heat of the sun. Biking in place exercises important body parts, the lungs, the heart which is the main muscle of your body and of course your legs. A number of good quality exercise bikes are known to be advantageous than your regular bike as it has features which does not place too much stress on joints. You can go and bike at your own pace without the worry that the car behind would beep at you to go faster. Booklovers would enjoy work outs with an exercise bike because they can do some reading while pedaling.

One of the extra features of an exercise bike is its ability to give you information to help you on your work out such as the time of your work out which is a big deal for busy people who would want to manage their time. You might not be moving but it may interest you to know the distance that you traveled and the cycling speed, which are both provided for by the exercise bike. The more advanced exercise bikes do offer more other than data on speed, distance or time. Those conscious of their weight will be happy to note the information provided on the total fat or calories burned per biking session. For more health conscious folks, there are the details on the heart rate, pulse and work level.
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