Stationary bikes just aren’t what they used to be. They’re better. A low-impact exercise, stationary bikes don’t put stress on your joints, so they can be a great replacement for the treadmill when your knees are aching. Over th... Read more
If you’ve never tried a stationary bike, you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stationary bike is a low-impact option that's easy on your joints.
Types of Bikes... Read more
It’s the time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions are getting more difficult to keep, and the winter weather isn’t making it any easier. You probably had a lot of enthusiasm for the first few weeks—you joined the gym, ex... Read more
With the weather nice and warm, now is as good a time as ever to get yourself and those you love outside! Is there a better way to exercise than to be out in the warm sunshine, feeling that cool breeze cross over you? Dust off your bike, bring th... Read more
If your knees are giving you problems, and you feel like the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" when getting out of bed, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
Knees are the most commonly injured joints in... Read more
I've been very sore from being on my feet for about 34-36 hours a week- mostly walking. My activity level has shot up drastically. I'm burning about 500-700 more calories per day than I was on some of my more sedentary days. However, I'm not actually... Read more
I know I know, I have read this before from others and think I know what to say to them. But I am feeling it too.
I feel like I am doing the best I can and not getting there fast enough. I usually do not lose for the first two weeks but this time... Read more
This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride.
We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to... Read more
I use the mapping feature all the time on sparkpeople and I have two main comments. One is that for some reason the undo button seems to have disappeared for me. This means that if I make a mistake, like trying to hit the arrow button to move the m... Read more
The weather is unusually warm today, so I decided to go for a bike ride. My plan was to do about 4.5 miles or 30 minutes (whichever came first). I ended up having to stop, finishing at 2.65 miles. As I came around a corner, there were these two cars... Read more
These days, high intensity interval training is hot. More and more exercise researchers are discovering that steady state cardio still does a body good—but pushing your body during shorter bursts of high intensity effort can achieve similar&mda... Read more
I recently discovered The First 20 Minutes, a new book by New York Times columnist Gretchen Reynolds. The book offers some simple advice that almost everyone can use to get fit. One of the most interesting tips the author suggests is directed t... Read more
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