The Bicycle: Art meets Form Logo

July 25 - 28

2013

A four day celebration of
the bicycle, friends and all
things cycling. Centered
around the 2013 USA
Cycling Professional
Criterium National
Championships.

The Bicycle:
Reduce fat

Cycling is a healthy form of physical activity [14] and a non-weight bearing activity that is less stressful on the body than jogging or other running sports.Many studies have found that cycling can be helpful to lose weight and control body fat.

Thus, we should often ride bike outdoor instead of stay at home. If you do this, you will stay healthy.
Exercise prescription (such as cycling,running,etc) for about 30–60 min, three times per week can be considered an effective treatment for weight management. Article

energy expenditure:
Energy cost of cycling

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How many calories can you burn while biking?
Here, we should know the METs value. cycling was assigned a MET value of 5.8 (“bicycling, on dirt or farm road, moderate pace”).
Note: Everyone can find all the METs value from the 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities.
In fact, the amount of calories burned in a session of cycling depends on your speed, weight and BMI,ect.A person weighing 200 pounds can burn up to 381 kcal in 30 minutes of bicycling at speed 12-13.9 mph (19.3 to 22.3 km/h), leisure, moderate effort. You can use some online calculation to get the accurate results. Go here and you will get it.
This is a good tool for your cycling.

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