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Is biking at 60 a good idea?

Is biking at 60 a good idea?

Add weight-bearing : Everyone falls from a bike on occasion. So doing weight-bearing exercises to strengthen muscles and bones is important, getting into shape by using an exercycle is a good idea before getting on a bike again after months (or years). Riding with a helmet and reflective vest or shoes and tape is smart even if you were raised rising hands and helmet-free in the 50s and 60s! focus on safety :). ...Read more

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Is biking a good way to lose weight?

Is biking a good way to lose weight?

Yes: Biking is a good way to lose weight, as long as one doesn't eat a lot of snacks, energy bars, nor drink sugared drinks on the bike trip. Weight will only be lost if the calories burned during the biking exceeds the calories eaten or drank by the biker. Biking is a low impact sport and is good for people who tend to get joint pains with hiking or running. ...Read more

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Is biking or running better to get into shape.

Is biking or running better to get into shape.

Cross training: Cross training, by doing exercise that are not the same everyday but compliment each other- biking, swimming, running are beneficial in injury prevention and fitness. Running probably provides a better workout, but increases the injury potential ...Read more

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Walked daily for 6 miles to work but after two months of this intense walk my weight stayed the same. Can anyone say will biking do the same?

Walked daily for 6 miles to work but after two months of this intense walk my weight stayed the same. Can anyone say will biking do the same?

Same: The work done is the same though biking would get u there faster. A better diet and a structured exercise program may b needed 4 u 2 loose wt. ...Read more