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Cardiovascular exercise is a requirement in any individual's life today. People jogging in a park or walking around a block has become a common sight these days. Since, many people lack the required time to visit a gym or spend time in a park, exercise bikes are increasingly gaining impetus. Out of all the types available, two have shown fast results and high popularity. Let's have a look at some benefits of these two equipment.

Recumbent Exercise Bike

This bike is one that has a support at the back so that the rider can recline while he/she rides. It comes in various styles and colors and is gradually becoming a status symbol for some and a compulsory fitness equipment for many. These bikes add luxury and relaxation to the work out.

The Benefits

Increases the Fitness Levels

Whether you are a regular cyclist or a recent one, a recumbent bike can be a very comfortable option. The tension level is very low, and it is suitable even for the most sedentary user. For a regular cyclist, it can give a good work out in no time. As the seat is fairly large, an overweight individual will find it comfortable while using it.

Offers a Sustainable Workout

These bikes offer a sustainable workout. This simply means that the work out will not get mundane. You can always start off with lesser stress on the pedals and graduate to a higher level. This way your muscles will graduate in intensity.

They are Relatively Safer

Due to the reclined posture and the back support, recumbent bikes have been proven to be relatively safer when compared to other bikes. Moreover, the posture that you maintain in totality, during the workout, is more conducive and safer. There is lesser stress on the spine due to the recline and back support. Moreover, the pressure on the joints is lesser, which makes it all the more safer!

Stationary Bikes

Stationary bikes, as the name suggests, are bikes that can be kept at your home and worked out on. They are quite user-friendly, as you can check the speed at which you are cycling and the exact number of miles covered. They have gained the importance of an effective cardio exercise equipment.

The Benefits

Easy to Use and Convenient

Stationary bikes are as good as regular cycles. But, the best part about them is that you can use them even at home, for as much time as you want to. You need not even have to worry about a bad weather. The stress and incline can be easily adjusted as per the convenience, health, and requirement of the user.

Rhythm Development

Due to the slightly controlled nature of these bikes, it is easier to develop a rhythm in the work out which is exceedingly conducive to burn the fat faster. Moreover, you can change the pace and incline as per the rhythm, to suit your convenience and breath rate. This helps in avoiding an undue pressure being put on the lungs.

Multitasking-friendly

One can conveniently work out while catching up on their favorite sitcom or soap opera. This really helps in working out, without really thinking about how long you are at it. Let's face it, you will enjoy your workout better, won't you?

Apart from these, there are many other types of bikes available in the market, like spinning and dual-action exercise bikes. You can also opt for them. In the end, have a great workout and hope you reap a lot of benefits from an exercise bike!

Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.