Hey everyone! I want to thank you all for showing Laura such a warm welcome for her 14 Days to a Healthier Heart kick off post yesterday ” did you try her awesome Crock Pot Black Beans Recipe? I gotta admit I haven’t tried it yet ” but I will on the weekend. Instead I packed a meat-less lunch and brought it to work, then made my black bean and quinoa salad for dinner ” YUM!!
Today, for day 2 of the 14 days to a healthier heart challenge, I challenge you to …..Ride a Bike!
In June I ‘m participating in the Ride for Heart along with fellow Fitfluential Ambassador Morgan Shuker (Life After Bagels). I’ve been training for the 75K ride by going to a spinning class once a week ” usually on Mondays on my lunch. Yeah ” I know it’s Wednesday today, so I got up early and went to an early morning RPM Spinning class at the GoodLife Fitness near my house.
The cardiovascular workout you get from riding a bike is good for your heart because it helps to:
- Strengthen your heart
- Improve circulation
- Reduce bad cholesterol (HDL)
- Improves your mood (reduces stress)
Many people can’t run because of knee and hip problems, so cycling is a great alternative. Bike riding is also one of those things that we don’t think to do in the winter, but it actually can be done year round…
- bundled up outside
- in a spinning class at the gym
- on an exercise bike at home or at the gym
- or in your basement with one of these bad boys:
So go on now – go ride a bike, and bring the kids with you – both your heart and your kids will be glad you did!