Exercise Bike Benefits
So you know you want to buy some type of home exercise
equipment - but why buy an exercise bike?
One of the top benefits of exercise bikes is that they are
probably the most affordable piece of exercise equipment on the
market right now. Starting around $200 and ranging up to $2500,
exercise bikes offer a huge variety of models for every price
range and every exercise level.
It is however advisable to keep in mind that you will get what
you pay for with an exercise bike. Don't expect a $200 exercise
bike to come with all of the bells and whistles and last you
over 3 years. However if you are on a budget, an exercise bike
is a great way to get in shape for less.
Another great benefit of exercise bikes is that they provide a
much lower impact on your joints and ligaments than other piece
of exercise equipment like a treadmill or stair climber. This
can result in less chance of sustained injury over time and can
also be great for people with joint problems, arthritis, etc.
Another recent factor that has made the exercise bikes much
more comfortable to use is the introduction of the recumbent
exercise bike - where you sit in a semi-reclined bucket seat
with your legs angled out in front of you instead of hanging
Until the recumbent bike came along, many people just weren't
comfortable on the standard upright bike seat. The recumbent
exercise bike allows people to get a much more comfortable
workout - which means that they can exercise for longer periods
Exercise bikes can also be much safer than other forms of
exercise equipment. You can slip and fall on a treadmill. You
can lose your balance on an elliptical trainer. It's much more
difficult to fall off or injury yourself on an exercise bike.
This makes the exercise bike a great alternative for the
elderly exerciser or someone who is new to exercise equipment
Another factor that makes the exercise bike so popular in home
gyms is the fact that (with a recumbent bike) you can read
while you're exercising. Boredom is one of the main reasons
people don't exercise. So instead of forcing yourself to trudge
through your workout, why not choose a piece of exercise
equipment that's going to allow you to multitask and do what
you want while working out?
Read your favorite magazine or the latest murder mystery novel.
Set the exercise bike up in front of the television and watch
your favorite show while pedalling. Time will fly by and you
won't even know you've been blasting those calories!
This leads into what is perhaps the best benefit of an exercise
bike. Because exercise bikes are so affordable, comfortable, low
impact and safe - and because they allow you to fight boredom
while exercising - the chances that you'll use it are extremely
No one wants to spend a lot of hard earned cash a piece of
fancy exercise equipment and then use it for a clothes rack.
You want to be able to stay fit, burn calories and keep healthy
by working out. But if you buy a machine that you never use, all
of your best intentions have gone to waste.
Because of the great benefits of exercise bikes, many people
find that they not only use them for years to come but they
also end up exercising much more than they thought they would.
About The Author: Charles O'Neill is a certified personal
trainer and contributing writer for Exercise Bike Review (
http://www.exercise-bike-review.com ), a consumer oriented
website focusing on the home exercise bike market. For the
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