I think the article was missing something I believe is correct, which is that the balance it takes to stay erect on a regular bike(as opposed to a stationary one) helps with core strength. I tell myself it does, anyway! As far as the sun exposure goes, I do believe that any time outdoors, with or without sunscreen, helps us keep a more positive, energized mood, whether or not sunscreen hampers vitamin absorption.
I LOVE my bike! It helped me lose 50 lbs several years ago; and I've been getting on it more frequently lately to try and lose the other 50 I still need to lose. I ran into a woman at my office yesterday who's visibly shrunk, and when I asked her what she's been doing, she says she's purchased a bike and has been using it an hour each night. This woman's in her 50s with joint problems, and if she can do it, anyone can!
- 8/22/2008 10:02:03 AM