Cycling is a great way to get your heart pumping. It can improve the flow of blood and oxygen throughout your body. This can benefit your health in a number of ways:
- Improved memory and brain functioning
- Lower blood pressure
- Better sleep
- Improved blood sugar levels
- A stronger immune system
- Better mood
- Lower stress levels
- More energy
2. Can help with weight loss
You can burn more than 600 calories an hour with a stationary bike workout. Burning more calories than you consume is the key to weight loss.
3. Burns body fat
A study in 2010 found that indoor cycling, combined with low-calorie diet, was effective in reducing body weight and body fat. It was also effective in lowering cholesterol levels. The participants cycled for 45 minutes three times per week, and they consumed 1,200 calories per day for 12 weeks.
4. Provides a low-impact workout
It is a low-impact workout that used smooth movements to strengthen bones and joints without putting much pressure on them. This is especially good for those with joint issues or injuries.
5. Strengthens legs and lower body muscles
Riding a stationary bike can help build a strength in your legs and lower body, especially if you use a higher resistance.
It can help strengthen your calves, hamstrings, and quadriceps.
6. Allows for interval training
Interval training allows you to alternate short bursts of intense exercise with longer intervals of less intense exercise.
This type of training can help you burn more calories in less time.
7. Safer than road cycling
In indoor cycling, you don’t have to be concerned about traffic, road conditions, or the elements. You can work out safely at a comfortable temperature any time of the year.