Riding Your Schwinn

Biking for Fitness

Biking for Fitness

Get a better body by biking

Biking is a great way to burn calories and shed weight. Riding at a moderate speed of 12 - 14 mph can burn about 23 calories in a half hour.

Starting out

Schedule a daily ride of a half hour. For these short rides, try biking to and from work or school. Or ride your bike to visit a friend or to run errands.

Losing weight

Build up your stamina 'til you can ride a whole hour every day. You'll burn about 500 calories. Do that for seven days and you'll lose 3500 calories, which translates into a pound per week, which is a sensible weight-loss goal.