Too Busy to Exercise? Try a Stationary Bike!

Written by on December 18, 2018 in Exercise and Fitness, Health with 0 Comments

Whether you're a high-powered business professional, a working mother with a lot on her plate, or even just plain reluctant to begin working out, it can be hard to find time to get proper exercise. How can you fit exercise into your busy routine? There are a lot of options available to the average consumer who doesn't have the time to go back and forth from a gym every day. Yoga, exercise DVDs, and stationary bikes are all great ways to engage your body in some cardiovascular activity to keep you chipper and energetic for years to come.

The indoor bike is a fantastic way to add exercise into your life without it getting in the way of much else. An hour on a stationary bike can burn anywhere from 400 to 750 calories an hour, depending on the intensity of your workout. Let’s go over a few reasons on why getting an indoor bike for your home might be one of the wisest physical health decisions you’ve made in years.

Convenience

Most forms of cardio need some level of preparation. If you’re going for a walk, you'll have to bring along the water and have a route mapped out that'll give you the proper amount of exercise you're looking for. The same applies to outdoor cycling. With an indoor bike, you can train your body any time you're at home with practically no preparation required, other than adequate clothing and enough time to get the job done. The ability to hop on and off at will opens up your avenues for exercise to any time of the day.

Exercise Any Time of the Year

 Some people don’t have the benefit of being able to go for a walk year-round, as the climate they live in isn't always conducive to outdoor workouts. Harsh winter conditions can make it easy to write off your plans of going to the gym or going for a run, because it's just too taxing to make sure you’re adequately prepared for the conditions.

If you have a stationary bike in your home, you’ll able to hop on your bike regardless of the conditions outside and get to work. No amount of rain, sleet, or snow will keep you from getting your daily dose of cardiovascular exercise.

Have a Safety Net

Having a stationary bike means you'll always have access to amenities in your home, like a rest area should you need food, water, or a temporary break. Being adequately hydrated is essential to getting a good workout that won't put unnecessary strain on your body. Most people neglect part of their bodies when working out outside, simply because they need to wait until they're done, before they can focus on their needs like food, water, and rest.

Not to mention that if you're working out from the comfort of your own home, you can stop at any time should you strain something by accident or run out of steam. There won't be a terrible slog home on a bike you don't want to pedal uphill if you've never left the house.

Wrap Up

An indoor bike is a great way to get in wave shape should you be the type of person who surfs half of the year, and wants to maintain your agile physique. But then, for most people who have trouble finding time to work out, a stationary bike is also the magic bullet. There are fewer ways to mentally excuse yourself from working out if you can do it in the comfort of your own home, and even set it up in front of the TV should you need some mental stimulation.

Try looking for a used bike if the price tag is a bit much for you. Used bikes tend to be in reasonably good condition, thanks to many people losing their initial zest for exercise a few months after buying one. Just don't try to be a part of the cycle of getting excited for getting healthy, and then giving it up once life gets in the way. Stay determined!

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