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Exercise Bike – One Of Today’s Most Popular Pieces Of Home Equipment

By Maria Peters

Do you need to lose some weight but don’t want to bulk up with muscle? Well, then cardio is the type of exercise you will need to do. Exercise bikes are great for cardio workouts.

An exercise bike works on the same principle as a bicycle. There are typically two wheels that are propelled by a chain and pedals. The chain is connected to the rear wheel and causes the tire to spin round and round.

There is usually only one rear wheel on these bikes, and the front is firmly planted in the ground to make sure that when pedaling the bike stays in place. If you want to use this bike, you would sit on the seat and rest your feet on the pedals. To use it, you would pump your feet as you would on a normal bicycle. Many of them have monitors that tell you how many calories you are burning and how fast you are going.

An exercise bike provides many health benefits. Bike riding in general is an aerobic exercise which benefit’s the heart. The arms are also worked out because the handle bar typically moves back and forth and requires the user to make the back and forth motions with the arms, the pushing and pulling on the handle bars works the arms nicely. The heart rate is elevated with the pumping of the arms and legs.

There are some that are collapsible, making them extremely portable. They can easily be stowed away under your bed or desk when not in use.

A stationary bike can be purchased for fewer than one hundred dollars for a basic model. The more advanced high tech models can run five hundred dollars. A lower end model is a great place to start an exercise plan, if over time the workout is continued than a more expensive model can be purchased.

One of the most common pieces of exercise equipment seen in the home is the fitness bike. This is due to its ease of use and relatively compact size.

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