Stationary bikes are the ideal equipment for exercising at home. We are all advised to exercise for 30 minutes a day to stay healthy along with a good balanced food intake. Most people complain about not having time to hit the gym or get ready to go for a run, etc., but if it were for 30 minutes of TV, I bet time wouldn’t be an issue. Why not combine the two, television and exercise? Watching TV while exercising eliminates the boredom of being locked in a room staring at all four walls while exercising. If you have a show that you watch regularly, time will just fly.
What exercise bike will I buy?
Stationary bikes come in all great styles, from the entry-level stationary bike to built-in programs for spinning and mountain tracks. The best thing is what you can afford to pay, the main thing is that you are exercising regularly or intend to do so. The most basic stationary bike can cost from $ 80 and up, and usually has a few different gears available to make the exercise more intense as you get into fitness. I have to say, if you can spend $ 200, you will find exercise bikes that have pre-set exercise programs that are easy to follow and are a great way to burn fat.
How to start:
Getting started can be overwhelming, but after a week or so, you will find that your physical condition improves and your overall health improves. You need to get your body into exercise for the first few days, for many people who buy stationary bikes this is the first time they do an exercise of this type in years. The first few days should be a slow intro pace, if you do your best in the first day or so you will only end up with sore muscles and may even discourage you from exercising again. Remember this is a marathon, not a sprint.
Who are the main manufacturers of exercise bikes?
Weslo, Reebok, Tuntui, Stamina, Proform, Nordic Track and Fitnees Track have for many years made some of the best exercise bikes we have ever seen and they all still do. There are folding bikes available for those who live in apartments or people who are simply tethered for space. Many people are now trying to build a home gym with the essentials in exercise equipment; the exercise bike should be first on the shopping list. The exercise itself is a great aerobic exercise, easy to get started, and works ideally as an elliptical trainer with most other fitness equipment.
Some exercise bikes have a dual function, exercise for the upper and lower body. Aside from the obvious exercise for the legs, you will also find upper body levers on some, this is an ideal exercise for a full body workout and will burn fat faster than the standard exercise bike (the more muscle groups you exercise, more fat you will burn and faster).
Why buy an exercise bike when I can get a treadmill?
The exercise bike has a very low impact on the joints. If you have previous injuries or weak joints in general, the stationary bike is an ideal gentle exercise. The treadmill is a higher impact exercise on the joints and people with weak knees or ankles should be aware. If you decide to buy a dual exercise (upper and lower body) stationary bike, you will burn more fat than the treadmill as you have no upper body resistance from the treadmill. There are arguments on both sides of the fence as to which bike or treadmill is better, but you need to look at your goals and see what fits both your budget and your overall fitness or weight loss goal. At the moment, the cardiovascular benefits for you, as the user is greater with the dual function exercise bike than with the treadmill.
The exercise bike is ideal for beginners and more advanced groups; It offers a low-impact, high-calorie exercise that has an excellent cardiovascular workout. In combination with a balanced diet, the exercise bike that you use regularly will help you achieve your fitness goals.