Riding a bicycle is a great way to keep fit, relax and burn some calories too.

Make some time to go outdoors and ride your bicycle. You could even go to a park with friends over the weekends and ride bicycles together. If you do not own a bicycle of your own, you may be able to hire one for an hour or two. Alternatively, borrow one from someone close to you.

Another option would be to use a spinning bicycle at your local gym. If they are all in use, you could opt to perform the bicycle exercise. This exercise involves lying on the floor or on a yoga mat for added comfort. Place your hands behind your head and raise both the legs off the ground. They should be bent at the knees. Bring your right knee close to the chest whilst keeping your left leg out. Thereafter move your right leg out and bring your left leg closer to the chest area.  Keep alternating bending your knees so that the movement resembles that of riding a bicycle.

Get a physical trainer

If you are uncertain on how to do this exercise or need more clarity and guidance, seek the assistance of a physical trainer. There may be many available at your local gym.

Experiencing discomfort?

Always stop if you experience any discomfort or pain and remember that the more fit you are, the more comfortable you will feel when exercising.

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Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

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