Indoor cycling is one of the best option of exercise, especially for those who cannot go outdoors for cycling for various reasons. Stationary cycling is as beneficial as outdoor cycling, and additionally the risk of accidents is minimal. The other benefits of indoor stationary bike are, it comes with a display showing the calories burnt, time, heart rate, cadence, speed etc. etc.
Popular indoor bikes are available in Indian market in a variety of sizes, styles and price ranges. If you have a large room dedicated for the purpose of fitness of the entire family, you can go for a larger model, whereas if you are staying in a small apartment, you can select a smaller and more compact model for saving space.
For many people, it may be inconvenient to do outdoor cycling for several reasons such as road traffic, congestion etc. etc. During rain, it may be difficult to go outdoors. For all these reasons, Indoor fitness equipments like stationary bikes or treadmills in urban India are increasingly becoming popular.
For people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis who are unable to walk and become inactive develop balancing problems in the long run, stationary bike is better option, because there is no need to lean the bike to balance.
Buy a good stationary bike and start with a five minute session on the first day. If you have any ailments like diabetes, HT, CHD, OA etc., consult you doctor before starting the exercise. You can increase the time slowly reaching upto 30 minutes at the end of 2 to 3 months. Also you can do 3 sessions of 10 minutes each on a single day adding up to 30 minutes if you can not find 30 minutes time in one go.
Cosco Stationary bicycle prices in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, New Delhi, Nagpur, Noida, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi etc. ranges from Rupees 7000 to 38000
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When you ride an outdoor bike on the road, you burn calories by applying muscle force against the resistance generated by the resistance between the wheels and the road, the mass of the bike, the wind, and the slope of the road. But in a stationary bike most of these things are missing. Then to burn calories you need some resistance to work against. In a magnetic bike, the flywheel is magnetic which creates the resistance by the principle of magnetic induction.
A flywheel is a rotating mechanical wheel that is utilised to store kinetic energy by the virtue of its circular motion. Flywheel resists any change in its motion. When it is at rest, it resists to rotate and when it is rotating, it resists to stop. This is called moment of inertia. In a stationary bicycle, flywheel helps greatly in smooth operation of the bike. It prevents jerks in motion. Initially a little more amount of torque is to be applied to set the bike in motion and energy is stored in the flywheel. Conversely, when in motion, it will release this energy (if you stop pedalling ) to smoothen the possible jerks. For a flywheel, the amount of stored energy is directly proportional to the square of its circular speed.
In a recumbent indoor bike the rider is placed in a reclining position as against an upright bike. The significance of this type of bike is that the rider's weight is distributed over a larger area and is supported comfortably by the back and buttocks as against an upright bike in which case, the riders weight is supported by the sitting bones and the legs (and to some extent, the hands)