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Exercise Bikes in Connecticut

Connecticut residents can now perform their daily workout while watching television, reading a book, or keeping an eye on the kids. Using an exercise bike to increase physical activity offers versatility in being able to multitask while exercising. In addition, riding a stationary bike is not weather-dependent. A cyclist can get their exercising done when it is dark, cold, or rainy outside. All this can be done from the comfort of the living room.

Exercise bikes offer many health benefits to the serious cyclist. A rider can receive an excellent cardiovascular workout without the jarring impact on hips, knees, and ankles that is typical of aerobics. Exercise bikes offer resistance training, which can strengthen the legs and hips more than running because of the muscles being forced to work harder. In addition, regularly riding an exercise bike strengthens the heart and lungs; pumping more blood, delivering more oxygen to the body, and improving cholesterol levels. Perhaps the greatest benefit of exercise bikes is that they are safe and easy to use by any age; young, middle-aged, or elderly.

The recumbent style of exercise bike is highly recommended for arthritis sufferers or those who are more than 50 pounds overweight. It has a bigger, chair-like seat that supports the back and offers more stability. The rider is in a reclined position, with weight evenly distributed over a larger area. The padded seat provides lumbar support, while putting little pressure on the back. Pedals are located out in front, and since the recumbent style fully supports the back and buttocks, it is the most comfortable type of exercise bike for those with back problems.

The upright style is built more similarly to a traditional bicycle, with padded saddle-style seat and pedals placed directly underneath the body. Hands are positioned in front, and the rider sits upright. Basic models of upright exercise bikes offer workout resistance options and quiet handling. Regardless of a cyclist's preferences, there are brands of exercise bikes to fit any needs.

Thanks to the ease of selection available on the internet, Connecticut residents have a wide variety of options when it comes to choosing the perfect exercise bike.

 

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Exercise Bikes In The News

As Easy as Riding a Bike

Riding together is a wonderful family activity - good exercise, outdoor time ... Many were related to falling off bikes, or crashing into something, Dr. McKenzie said, and when cars were involved, whe...

Published:  Mon, 23 Jul 2018 02:00:00 GMT



Bike camp aims to teach kids exercise, confidence

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN--By the end of the week, you might be seeing some new bikers take over sidewalks. This week, 25 kids are learning to ride bikes. It's the Anne Carlsen Center is hosting ican bike ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:09:00 GMT



Schvitz'n with Norm: Put down the phone.. It's not smart to exercise distracted

Studies have shown that distracted exercise burns fewer calories on average. When reading a newspaper on a stationary bike and watching television on a treadmill, most people tend to not work as hard. ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:06:00 GMT



HEALTH AND FITNESS: Go Ride Your Bike

Going for a bike ride is a good way to meet physical activity goals. For most people, bicycling would help meet the minimum recommendation of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per day. At fast...

Published:  Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:45:00 GMT



A modern wonder - the electric bike - lets us relive the good old days in France

... sweat and he was hunched over the bike handles, giving his all to the abrupt incline that led up to our chateau, working the leg muscles that he had been conditioning for several weeks on his fanc...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:07:00 GMT



L.L. Bean, Industrious bring outdoor pop-up coworking with WiFi, outlets, and stationary bikes to Navy Yard

Whitney Hoffman opened her MacBook Air and started pedaling while on a stationary bike-turned-office chair to get exercise she wouldn't normally have time for during work hours. The Chadds Ford reside...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:00:00 GMT



E-bike tour at Schweitzer harbinger for the future of biking

For Welck, e-bikes have four main selling points: They connect you to a time in your life when things were simpler; they provide some exercise; they're good for the environment; and they're cheap. Sch...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:23:00 GMT



Electric bikes are taking off in West Chester

e-bikes are growing in popularity as mountain bikes. The technology enables the rider to have a motor assist. "You can get as much or as little exercise as you want," DiVincenzo said. "On a steep hill ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:48:00 GMT




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