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6 Reasons Biking Boosts Weight Loss

  1. Won’t Wear Joints Out. Bicycling is a non impact exercise, which means no jarring on your joints.  Even the heaviest rider can climb aboard a bike and pedal.
  2. Strengthens Body’s Biggest Muscles. Cycling uses all big muscles in your body—quads, hamstrings, hip muscles and glutes. All essential for increasing your fat-burning ability.
  3. Trains Muscles to Burn More Fat. Cycling, especially long, steady rides, builds hundreds of thousands of capillaries in your legs, which means you deliver more oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles.
  4. Produces More Ways to Burn Fat. The fitter you get, the more oxygen you can use, and the more fat you can burn.
  5. Increases Daily Calorie Burn.  Even at a recreational pace of 13 to 15 miles per hour, you burn 500 to 600 calories in one hour–about 4,000 per week—enough to burn off more than a pound—if you ride just one hour every day. An hour of walking, on the other hand, burns 150 to 250 calories, while jogging burns between 350 and 450 calories.
  6. Continues Burning Calories Long After. Cycling coaxes your body to continue burning calories at a higher rate after you’ve racked your bike, because your body is still working to repair and replenish your muscles.

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