When did you last ride a bike? Fortunately, bike riding is one skill you probably won’t forget. So dust off your own bike or borrow one, and start pedaling!
Pumping your legs pumps your heart muscle for a heart-healthy workout. Even bicycling at less than 10 miles an hour burns 220 calories per hour if you weigh 120 pounds, and 310 calories per hour if you weigh 170. Your leg muscles get stronger, especially pedaling uphill. And you can do it in your own neighborhood, with your family.
Go for a spin today.
- Bike around your neighborhood. Try for 30 minutes daily.
- Ride for practicality. Take your bike, not your car, on a nearby errand or to visit friends.
- Join a spinning class at a local fitness club. You’ll ride a stationary bike.
Brought to you by the Healthy Eating and Active Living Coalition of Pierce County
Source: 365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association (Wiley 2004), Roberta Larson Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS