Benefit of Exercise Bikes That Aid in the Exercise Experience
There are many exercise equipment products on the market today that are designed to enhance the exercise experience. Some of this equipment may include a treadmill, weights, step apparatus, rowing machine, etc. Often well-meaning resolutions or other commitments are the driving force behind the purchase of these pieces of exercise equipment. However, after some time, boredom begins to set in or possibly an injury which results in this apparatus being used to gather dust, become part of a garage sale or the focus of a “for sale ad” in the paper.
Therefore, when selecting exercise equipment, it is important to select equipment that will provide physical exercise, not produce boredom, reduce the risk of injury and be comfortable to use.
One benefit of exercise bikes is that it provides a good exercise workout. A good exercise workout is defined as that activity that provides aerobic benefits, works the major muscles and aids in maintaining or reducing one’s weight.
The benefit of an aerobic workout will stimulate the heart and lungs. The stimulation is achieved through the proper intensity and continued level of the exercise being conducted. The levels needed for this aerobic workout is dependent upon the age and health of the person who is exercising.
Another benefit of exercise bikes is the exercise received by the major muscles of the legs. Both the muscles of the lower legs and thighs receive considerable attention and allows for a good “burn” to be achieved.
In addition, the benefit of exercise bikes is the burning of calories. It is estimated that a workout of 30 minutes can burned close to 300 calories. This burning of calories in conjunction with a decrease in calories consumed, can help to contribute towards the loss of weight or maintaining one’s weight.
It is impossible to receive the benefits of exercising if one does not exercise. Although, there are no guarantees, the purchase of an exercise bike may decrease the boredom associated with other pieces of exercise equipment. This decrease in boredom is possible because the exercise can be accomplished while reading a book or watching TV.
Another benefit of exercise bikes is that there is less “shock” associated with this exercise. “Shock” is defined as a part of the body coming in contact with a hard surface. This “shock” action can cause stress which can be detrimental to parts of the body such as the ankles, feet, and knees. Such an example of this “shock” is jogging and the wear and tear realized by the knees when the feet hit the surface of asphalt or other hard running surface. Obviously, any exercise that is done and creates pain is an exercise program that should be abandoned.
Comfort of Use
In addition, a benefit of exercise bikes is their comfort of use. Not only are exercise bikes available that can be sat upon like a normal bike, but there are exercise bikes that are manufactured in a semi reclining position. These bikes provide more comfortable seating as well as allowing the legs to extend outwardly rather than straight down. This comfortable seating provides less risk to the person who is exercising and minimizes the possibility of losing your balance and falling.