We are pumped to share one of our fave stories from Self here on FitSugar!
The cool breeze, scenic view, money saved on gas — biking is one of those leisurely Summer workouts that not only helps tone the legs (and slim the wallet), but it also blasts about 500 calories per hour!
This week kicks off National Bike to Work Week and the only proper celebration includes leaving the car at home and busting out the bike for your commute. Your party favor — a hot bod.
"I bike to work once or twice a week," American Council on Exercise-certified spokesperson and exercise physiologist Pete McCall, M.S. says. "Even if you're doing it at a moderate pace you're still expending more energy than you would sitting in a car or riding the subway. Biking not only targets the entire lower body, but it's great for reducing stress--the ride to work allows you to relax before the day starts, and on the ride home you can unwind from the day. Plus you can always push a little harder on the way home since you can jump right in the shower afterwards."
But I know what you're thinking: "biking to work is such a hassle!" Think again! We have easy solutions to some of your top two-wheelin' dilemmas. Time to saddle up!