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How Biking Will Help You Lose 10 Pounds

You have come to a decision, one that involves significant change. No, youíre not talking about moving to the Arctic or raising sheep for a living. You want to change your weight by losing 10 pounds. Okay, you know your goal, but how do you get 10 pounds lighter? You donít have to commit to gruesome, extreme exercising. Instead, find enjoyable ways to be active, like biking. Maybe you remember how much fun you had biking as a child.

You got on your two-wheeler and had adventures around the neighborhood, like races and obstacle courses. Years have passed and you stopped biking, but you consider taking up this hobby once again. You could use biking to help you lose 10 pounds. Whatís so great about biking? Biking is one of the few exercise methods that also serves as transportation. Letís say you need to go to the craft store to get party decorations.

Instead of driving, you can bike to the store assuming it's not too far. A rack or basket can help you carry the decorations home. Biking also keeps you from skipping exercise or stopping the routine altogether. Some people may get encouragement from going to a gym three or four times a week. But you may not like going to a gym because of its location or atmosphere. Or, your schedule may not leave any time for you to workout at the gym. In place of the gym, you can ride a bicycle. Most city streets have bicycle lanes and some highways have separate areas for bikes. Meanwhile, some buildings have no parking lots for cars, yet have plenty of room for bicycles. And bicycles are pollution-free and donít use gasoline.

As you can see, biking has its advantages. By biking to work and to run errands, you get a double deal: you get exercise and get to your destination. This way, you donít need to set aside special time just for exercising. As a result, you look forward to your routine and lose 10 pounds. You donít try to avoid or put off biking, unlike going to the gym. The gym may seem like hard work, yet biking looks fun. On weekends, you can also bike for recreation. Take along your family or friends and enjoy the fresh air. Have you considered mountain biking? If you can gather up a group of friends, a 20-30 mile bike ride through trails can be an unforgettable experience. Soon, you will lose all 10 pounds.

And you may have an old hobby back.


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