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Biking for Fun and Fitness

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I like biking because it makes me feel like a kid again. Just hopping on my bike, going from block to block with friends the neighborhood, just felt good as a child. It felt good then and it feels good now! The wind in your hair, heart pumping as I enter the slope of the hill -maybe having a destination in mind, maybe not.
It’s meditation in motion. You can problem solve while you are biking. Forgetting about the issue for the time you are out while your subconscious mind works on the solution.
Being outside in nature can also have a positive effect on your mental and emotional well-being. Pumping the heart and filling the lungs has healthful benefits for your cardiovascular system.

Calories…. Yes, you burn calories while biking too!!!!! In just 30 minutes you can burn over 250 calories!
So get outside and hop on that bike for fun and fitness!!

4 Things all Healthy Adults Need to Do

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 A recent study showed that individuals who ran more than 50 miles per week had significantly greater increases in HDL cholesterol (good fat) and significantly greater decreases in body fat, triglyceride levels, and the risk of coronary heart disease than individuals who ran less than 10 miles per week. In addition, the long-distance runners had a nearly 50% reduction in high blood pressure and more than a 50% reduction in the use of medications to lower blood pressure and plasma cholesterol levels.  

 The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that all healthy adults should do the following 4: 

 1. Frequency of training: three to five days per week

2. Intensity of training: 55/65%-90% of maximum heart rate

3. Duration of training: 20-60 minutes of continuous or intermittent aerobic activity

4. Mode of activity: any activity that uses large muscle groups, which can be maintained continuously, and is rhythmical and aerobic in nature (for example, walking-hiking, running-jogging, cycling-bicycling, cross-country skiing, aerobic dance/group exercise, rope skipping, rowing, stair climbing, swimming, skating, and various endurance game activities or some combination thereof).

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