Stationary Bike Is Not For Everyone

Although any amount of exercise is good, 150 minutes per week is the ideal aerobic gold ring. This is 30 minutes per day, five days a semaine of running, jumping jacks and swimming. Anything that will increase our heart rate. How do I do it? You can use a stationary bicycle.
Although I enjoy being outdoors, there are some drawbacks. The heat and humidity in my area (Southwest Georgia) can make it unbearable. It rains most summers. This makes it difficult to plan your walks (or bike rides) and less pleasant.

A stationary bike can provide a great workout and can also eliminate the unpleasantries of being outside. The savings you make over going to the gym can add up quickly.

My new bike cost me less than $200 and I love it.

The Garden Variety Upright Exercise Bicycle
The Vigbody model that I bought is a great example. These bikes are modeled after the bikes you know from childhood. However, you do all of the moving and the bike stays where it is parked. These bikes are available in a variety of sizes online. Prices vary based on their construction, and I’ll cover some details later.

Recumbent Exercise Bikes
These “laid back” stationary machines are made for people with back problems, elderly or who just love their comfort. The supportive seats can be adjusted to fit most heights and allow for easy access to the pedals. Recumbents have a slightly higher price tag.

Bikes for Elliptical Exercise
These “sort of” bikes are also known as cross-trainers. They offer a total cardiovascular workout with their large elliptical-patterned pedals and resistant “handles” to work the upper body. There are two types of ellipticals: upright and recumbent.

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