How to Lose Weight with Indoor Cycling
It seems that people are always looking for ways to lose weight, get in shape, and keep their body healthy. By now everyone knows that exercise is important for your health. However, not everyone is ready to head out to the gym, or to hit the road to run or bike ride. That’s okay, a home exercise bike is a great resource for those who are trying to maintain a more active lifestyle. Even the couch potato can enjoy an indoor bike, since being able to watch a favorite television show while pedaling is a great motivator. Read on for ways to make your workouts more effective.
Vary Settings and Intensity
As riding the bike becomes easier, change the settings. By changing the settings, you’re increasing the intensity, which helps you burn more calories. Some riders, who ride bikes outdoors, enjoy using the indoor bike for high intensity workouts that help build stamina.
Don’t stick the bike in a closet, or in the basement. Keep it in an area where it will be seen and used. You have to stay focused and stick with it, in order for it to do any good at all.
Having an indoor bike and using it does not mean that you can eat whatever you want. If you want to lose weight, avoid fats, and sugar. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, along with lean meats. Exercise alone will not help with weight loss, it must be used in conjunction with healthy eating habits. So, keep in mind that while you are burning calories while cycling, you won’t burn enough to lose weight if you still keep eating whatever you want.
After your workout, keep burning those calories by staying active. Walk to the store, straighten up the house, play with the kids. While your metabolism is high, make the most of it by staying active and burning extra calories.
Remember, to the get the most out of your indoor cycling workout, vary the intensity of the workout, don’t get lazy, eat foods that are good for you and that have nutritional value, and keep it moving. Soon, you’ll begin seeing the changes that you have been working toward.