Lift your butt off the bicycle seat about 4 inches and pedal hard for 20 rotations of the pedals (keep weight as far back as possible) then sit on seat for 20 rotations. Try a few intervals at first, building up more as you improve.
You will increase strength and burn more calories!
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Listen to your emotions because your mind does affect your body. It is okay to be sad, it isn't a weakness. It is okay to be angry. It isn't indicative of a mean person. It is okay to be HAPPY! It isn't something a person needs to feel guilty about because we haven't done everything we are "supposed" to do. That will never happen. Truly feel your emotions rather than fighting them. Your body will experience less stress and therefore less sickness, which also affects emotional health.
How to get snatches of activity throughout the day. Walk around dining room table doing intervals, walk slow for 1 minute, walk fast for 1 minute, jog for 1 minute, continue this cycle for 10 minutes. Walk/Run up and down stairs- Walk up and down 1 minute, run up and down 30 seconds, to 10 minutes.
I work from home. I don't always have the car to go to the mall to walk, nor is it convenient to walk around the neighborhood. I do snatches of exercise throughout the day up to 30 minutes. This can be in 3 to 10 minute segments. My heart monitor shows 250 calories burned on average.
Ever since I started to cycle outside I find I spend less money. I choose to drive to an asphalt trail and cycle away. Keeps me from shopping when bored or doing other such nonsense. My Bonus is the exercise and I love cycling now! Find something you like to do and do it ...
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