We all know how doctors recommend a daily dosage of 30 minutes of exercise a day in order to maintain optimal health. A common gripe among society is that life can at times get to be a little hectic to the point where a quick stop at the gym could throw off your entire momentum – that, and you just want to go home.
Indoor cycling is a viable solution to this problem that many people across the world have picked up in order to help them in maintaining their health. But what exactly are the benefits of indoor cycling, and can they really be a sufficient replacement for doing cardio at the gym? We compiled just a few of the benefits:
Heightened Cardiovascular System
Yeah, some may see this benefit as common knowledge, but there are some individuals who are unaware that indoor cycling can benefit your health just as much as a more generic cardio activity such as running, except cycling especially caters to the joints – it is pretty much as low impact as you can get
Lowered Stress Levels
Hard day at the office? Make a bee-line straight home and hop on an indoor cycling bike. According to American College of Sports Medicine, indoor cycling promotes “happy-mood inducing neurotransmitters known as endorphins…known to create feelings of euphoria, lower your stress level and enhance the body’s immune response” (acsm.org).
Fat Loss & Building of Muscle
Whether you are trying to shed some pounds or build leg muscles, an indoor cycling bike can help you out with your fitness needs. When used at a high intensity, indoor cycling can burn up to between 7-12 calories a minute. Typically these high intensity scenarios involve cycling classes, but an easy hack to achieve the same results at home is with a personal bike
and watching free workout cycling videos on youtube – skip the hundreds of dollars you will spend on a gym membership or individual cycling classes. One of the best parts about having your own bike is you can do it on your own time and you have absolutely no excuse to not continue working at your fitness goals- after all it’s not like you have to travel to a gym, since the bike is in your home. Because of its close proximity, you stay inspired and motivated, being less likely to give up on your fitness aspirations.
The Merax Indoor Cycling Bike 30lb Flywheel
One of our newer editions of indoor cycling bikes, The Merax Indoor Cycling Bike 30lb Flywheel, provides smooth and consistent motion accompanied by the 30lb flywheel, making your cardio a smooth process.
Adjust the seat to best fit your body type with seats that can move forward, backwards and upwards to also give your body the intense workout you deserve from home.
Constructed for easy transport, move your cycling bike throughout your house or anywhere outdoors if you so choose if the surrounding scenery gets a bit dull, even team up with your friends to have a group cycle session.