• One of the old favourites of the home gym is back with a bang- the exercise bike. The exercise bike made way for other glitzy, high tech exercise gadgets in the gym and the home. Most people relegated the exercise bike to the attic. It’s time to dust it off and bring it into the gym again. The key to a successful exercise program is to find something that you enjoy and that is easy to do. The stationary bike is an excellent choice for a novice as well as for exercisers with a bad back, knee, or joint problems that make running or walking difficult. Exercise bikes are easy to use when compared with treadmills & elliptical machines. Another major plus point is that it beats all your excuses not to exercise - heat, cold, or rain and all types of inclement weather. And it doesn’t matter if you are not a member of a gym because you now have one at home. You can exercise while watching television, at night, in the dark, when it’s raining or cold. It’s a great way to burn calories and stores of fat and gives you an excellent oxygen boost. It’s also a great option for beginners as it doesn’t let you work too hard and allows you to entertain yourself too.
• In case you are looking to buy a bike, here are some pointers. You have the option of an upright bike or a recumbent exercise bike. This one allows you to pedal from a reclined position. Exercise bikes come in basically two options- manual and electronically programmable. Look around for second hand options as well and finally your budget, of course, sky is the limit you can spend. Your first decision will be to determine the role you the exercise bike will have in your daily exercise routine. Will it be your main source of exercise or one of your several routines? Then decide on your budget. Check also the space requirements, maintenance schedules with retailers. Before you make your purchase get the opinion of trainers or friends who are regulars at the gym. Check out online reviews and polls.• Keeping all these factors in mind make a well informed decision.
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