Reasons Why You Should Try Indoor Cycling At Home

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Reasons Why You Should Try Indoor Cycling At Home
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Cycling is a great, low-impact form of exercise and something that is good for weight loss, improving your cardiovascular health, building stamina, and toning your legs too. People who live in the countryside or in rural areas often cycle outdoors, but that’s not an ideal option for people who live in bigger cities where there is a lot of traffic on the roads and you have to worry about breathing in the fumes of the cars around you, too. For most people, cycling indoors on a stationary bike is a good option.

Reasons Why You Should Try Indoor Cycling At Home

 

Get Fit and Save Money

Investing in an indoor spin bike or spinning exercise cycle for your home may seem like an expensive idea, but stop for a moment and work out how much you would end up spending if you joined a gym or went to spin classes. Remember that you don’t have to just factor in the cost of the classes themselves, but also the cost of appropriate clothing for the class, petrol to get to the gym, parking expenses, and lost time.

Why travel to the gym when you can just cycle at home? Get in from work, put your evening meal in the oven, spend a while on the bike, then take a shower, eat and relax. You save a lot of time, and you’ll end up recouping the cost of the bike pretty quickly too.

A Workout You Will Really Do

Because cycling at home is so convenient, you’re more likely to actually do it. A lot of people end up putting off going to the gym or to organized classes because it’s too much hassle. A lot of people hate going to scheduled classes because of the competitive element too. It’s hard to get a good workout if you’re focusing on how well other people are performing. When you’re working out in the comfort of your own home, you don’t have to worry so much about that.

Safe and Fun

Another thing that makes cycling such a great choice is that it’s safe and fun. Unlike many other forms of exercise, the risk of injury from light cycling on an appropriately adjusted bike is minimal; and since you own your own spinning exercise bike you can just jump on it and get cycling whenever you feel like it – no need for adjustment, no need to get changed into workout clothes, then change back to travel home, not scheduling needed, just ready to go when you want to use it.

Cycling doesn’t put stress on your bones, and you’re unlikely to get repetitive strain injuries from moderate distance cycling. You can change the resistance depending on what kind of workout you want, and set your own pace depending on whether you want to do a longer, gentle cardio ride or sprints. You can even use your time efficiently by exercising while listening to podcasts or audio books.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on an indoor spinning bike either. You can get some bikes that are quite expensive that have built-in heart rate monitors and fancy programs with different resistance levels – so you could, for example, simulate the resistance you would feel if you followed a trail that involved some uphill and some downhill cycling. Alternatively, you can get a magnetic resistance based machine with just a simple dial for setting resistance levels, and maybe a simple built-in heart rate monitor at best. There’s nothing really wrong with that kind of machine if you’re just doing some casual training – it’s affordable, it will work your legs, and it will get your heart rate up.

Final Words

Cycling at home is certainly a better option than using a treadmill. The humble treadmill is a common cause of gym and home related injuries, as people trip, slip, get their clothing caught, or have problems with the program settings. You’re far less likely to get hurt riding on an indoor exercise bike!

Cycling at home is a great way to start getting fit and build up your confidence. Once you’re ready for a bigger challenge you could always try other exercises if you wanted to. Even if you don’t ride the cycling bike will give you plenty of health and fitness benefits – you’ll have more lung capacity, stronger legs, a boosted metabolism, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and boosted moods. Exercise is one of the best things you can do to improve your health, wellbeing and confidence – and cycling is up there with swimming as one of the best and most risk-free forms of exercise that you can do – while being something that will challenge people of all fitness levels.

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