Cycling is an aerobic exercise that appeals to a wide range of people. Thanks to stationary bicycles, it is possible to exercise indoors or out. Cycling is lower impact than most other aerobic options, and because it doubles as a commuting option, it can be easy to include into even the busiest schedule, for fitness beginners and practiced athletes alike.

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1. Easy to Begin

One of the biggest benefits of cycling versus other types of aerobic exercises is how easy it is to begin. Cycling is much less intense than most other exercises, making it ideal for people who are new to fitness or recovering from an illness or injury. In many cases, riding a bicycle is easier on the joints than even walking. The only barrier to starting this exercise is the purchase of a bike, but many places sell second-hand models, and upkeep should be minimal.

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