If I ride a stationary bike every day, will it become ineffective?
Asked by hmiyasaki on Jun 09, 2008
I ride a stationary bike 25-60 minutes nearly every day (I go to 60 minutes when I've eaten above my usual caloric intake). According to the website, the rate I ride at (15.5 mph) for 60 minutes burns 731 calories. If I continue riding the bike as my exercise, will it become ineffective in weight loss?
When you do the same activity over and over, your body adapts and your workout becomes less effective. At that point, you burn fewer calories than you did when you first started your routine. You then have two options: increase the intensity of your workout by changing the speed, terrain or through interval training, or change to an entirely different activity. Read how to get the most out of your exercise program from the Guide to Sports Medicine on About.com.