We put much trust on our family doctors, and any advice they give could be considered a rule of thumb. Considering their years of education, experience, and their intensive exams before they could be called doctors of medicine are enough to rely on their words.
And one of the things they recommend is biking as an ideal way to get exercise without straining our muscles. True enough, riding a bike only requires you to exert a little effort in pedaling and you could burn up to 800 calories in just an hour! It is like giving a little and yet receiving a huge deal of something. Who wouldn’t want to have that great deal?
Unlike working out in a gym, you don’t have to carry heavy weights that might put too much stress on the muscles, instead of toning and strengthening them. Actually, in biking is the other way around – it is your bike which carries you! How smart is that?
Doctors point out that riding a bike is a good cardiovascular activity and that it lowers our blood pressure. Virtually anything that is heart-friendly becomes our “friend” as well.
So when you are planning to workout but a little afraid about aching muscles after an hour or so, consider what doctors say. Besides, people say “always check with your doctors first!”