Do you want to burn calories, build muscles or improve your overall cardiovascular fitness? Cycling could be one form of exercise you’ve been looking for. Cycling is a great way to burn calories, tone your muscles, build stamina and have fun!
It is a highly effective exercise that you can add to your daily commute, enjoy on the weekends or do at the gym. Whether you choose to ride a stationary bike or hit the road, here are some tips and tricks to refine your workout and achieve your goals.
Duration versus Intensity
The duration and intensity of your workout will help to determine how many calories you burn. Ride at an intensity that suits your current fitness level, but pushes you out of your comfort zone, at a time that you can commit to. Listen to your body, become your own coach and cycle your way to a leaner and fitter you.
Keep It Slow and Steady for Low Impact
Riding a bike is a low-impact activity and an ideal choice for days when you want to give your joints a rest. But don’t let the term ‘low-impact’ trick you into thinking cycling is easy!
If you’re a beginner or are starting again after a long time, it’s important to take it slow. It’s better to ease your body back into exercise with a low-to-moderate intensity level than shocking it with an intense ride. Start with a nice, steady ride at a moderate intensity level for about 45-60 minutes. Speed […]