An Exercise Bike That Cheers You On While You Ride?

There are many ways you can workout to stay fit, but there are only a few ways to keep yourself interested in it. Despite many efforts, people are not able to make enough time for the workout because doing the same thing every day is boring. In my opinion, if you are not sure about working out and making excuses to hit the GYM then there has to be a reason behind it.

In several cases, the reasons are petty, and they matter at the end of the day. Unfortunately, working out on same equipment for few weeks keeps you interested, but after a while, you lose interest in the machine.

An Exercise Bike That Cheers You On While You Ride?

Liking, Interest, Entertainment and Curiosity does not have any value nor place in the fitness world. If you are hitting the GYM to stay fit, then you should be working on the task. However, the human nature does not allow you to do that but what you can do is to try different things.

If your plan is to workout on the Spin bike, then that’s a good start, but it does get boring to peddle every day on the same bike. So let us show you how you can keep yourself around and interested in the workout.

Try Workout Options

There are plenty of options and features, which come along with the machine. You can use those options and features to keep yourself busy for a long time without even thinking about any other thing.

  • Monitor: There are Spin Bikes which have an inbuilt “Heartrate Monitor.” In simple words, you can use the feature to keep your heart rate in check to maintain a safe exercise. No matter how much a person has experienced in life but curiosity will always get the best of them.
  • Bluetooth Speakers: Do you love listening to music? Many big time players, who workout on the Spin Bike is not able to make enough time. You can use that time to listen to the music which will relax your mind and soul. It will also keep you interested. We have seen many people getting addicted to the workout because they can listen to the music while exercising on the spin bike.
  • Challenges: Every machine has pre-installed AIMS and Challenges, you can challenge yourself to the match, and you can move forward by beating your previous records.

Watch & Read

There are plenty of things you can do while you are working out on the spin bike. Few brands are adding more features to the Spin Bike so that you can do more than just riding. It can even burn 2000-2500 calories a day if you workout properly.

  • You can use the stand which lets you attach your TAB or Smartphone to watch your favorite movie.
  • You can even attach your books to the Spin Bike, and learn your lessons.

Conclusion

Got some questions for us? Then you can use the comment box below to let us know your thoughts and opinions. You can entertain yourself while working out on many fitness machines without any hassle.…

Diet and Exercise | How to Find the Perfect Balance

Finding the balance between Diet and Exercise

It is a wonderful feeling to realize that if you lie flat on your back all day and watch the world go by, your body burns up some 1,700 calories worth of energy just to keep alive. Add to this another 800 calories for the energy expended in sitting, walking, playing, and washing dishes or thinking seven or eight hours at an office desk, and you have a grand total of 2,500 calories that you must take Enough Calories each day in the form of food merely to keep your weight stationary. These figures apply if you weigh about 160 pounds.

Now suppose, after you have eaten your 2,500-calorie quota, you spy a solitary doughnut left over on the dessert plate. Its loneliness


touches you; unless it is eaten it is going to be thrown out with the coffee grounds and cantaloupe rinds. Sheer waste! So you eat it. Sheerwaist!
That single doughnut is a treacherous, subversive influence. It packs a 200-calorie punch. It boosts your daily calorie intake 200 degrees above par, for a total of 2,700. It is these extra calories you don’t need that keep you from getting slim.
Actually, not every calorie in this case of the superfluous doughnut is laid down in you as fat. Because of the stimulating effect of food itself, and through other regulatory means that nobody understands very well, you are usually able to handle a small portion of those surplus calories in your stride.In practical terms, however, a daily intake of 200 to 300 calories in excess of needs results in a weight increase of 8 to 10 pounds a year. Only 3/5ths of a pound a year is considered allowable; at least that is the usual annual weight increase of normal persons as they grow older. One investigator with a diabolically mathematical turn of mind has calculated that one extra pat of butter a day beyond one’s needs will add 165 pounds to one’s weight in twenty years.When you eat more food than you need, it is possible to take extra exercise to prevent its turning into fat. But we might as well be honest with ourselves. It takes more exercise than we think. For instance:If you consume, above your —the additional exercise maintenance requirements in needed to burn up calories— surplus calories would
require you to:

One doughnut (200 CALORIES) Conduct an orchestra for 2¼ hours

One ice cream cone (150 CALORIES) Wash dishes 2¾ hours

One marshmallow (20 CALORIES) Write for 1 hour

One small chocolate nut caramel (80 CALORIES) Typewrite 1½ hours

If you consume, above your —the additional exercise maintenance requirements in needed to burn up these calories surplus calories would require you to:

Two dates (56 CALORIES) Read aloud 2 hours
One peanut bar (350 CALORIES) Wash clothes 3 hours One chocolate ice cream soda (400 CALORIES) Saw wood 55 minutes

One fig bar (60 CALORIES) Do an hour’s ironing

One wedge of pumpkin pie (360 CALORIES) Swim 1¾ hours

One vanilla wafer (23 CALORIES) Sew 1 hour

Two Brazil nuts (90 CALORIES) Walk slowly for 45 minutes

One serving poultry stuffing (275 CALORIES) Sweep floors 2½ hours

One tablespoon thick gravy (50 CALORIES) Knit 1½ hours

One bottle (12 oz.) soft drink (120 CALORIES) Play the violin 2½ hours

Pretty somber, isn’t it? Each horrendous pound of fat stored on your person represents about 4,000 calories, and to use these up you would have to climb stairs for nearly four hours. That is why, although exercise is a splendid accessory, it is not practical as a sole method of reducing. Or are you tougher than we think?

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How Water Intake Affects Your Weight

Why Water Makes You Weighty If you could find a pleasant way of drying yourself up, you could immediately reduce your weight about 70% by removing the water from your person.
This “drying out” process is well known to prize fighters who are forced to trim down to a specified weight. By restricting liquid intake and at the same time increasing perspiration outgo through vigorous pummeling of sparring partners, they are able to lose several pounds of water in a brief time. An hour’s boxing match can take off as much as seven or eight pounds of pugilistic weight.

Reducing salts, steam baths, strenuous exercise and similar measures can take the water out of you too—but your fat quotient is changed very little. Water lost by exercise or other means is invariably replaced because it is humanly impossible to avoid water intake over any great period. Even if you manfully or womanfully restrain yourself from drinking water, you are bound to get it in food, for even such a dry substance as smoked ham is more than half water.

It is only human to be respectful of things that are expensive, and on that basis water deserves your highest esteem. Father Joseph J. Sullivan, head of the chemistry department of Holy Cross College, has calculated the dollars-and-cents value of the water we buy in common foods. Taking 25 cents per 1,000 gallons as the average price of drinking water from the tap, he has found that:
Water in cabbage costs over $300 per 100 cubic feet.
Carrots contain water costing $600 per 100 cubic feet.
Asparagus provides water at a rate of $1,000 per 100 cubic feet.
Corn on the cob taxes you $2,500 per 100 cubic feet for its water content.
And—look out!—100 cubic feet of water yielded by egg plant, cucumber, or broccoli costs you anywhere from $5,000 to $6,000!

Mother Nature knows how to turn a neat profit on her raw materials, but it would be churlish to make a fuss about it, for these succulent foods would be about as flavorsome as old gunnysacks if the water were removed.

Water is more necessary than food from one point of view it is food. Water is the great temperature regulator, the basic fluid medium for all the body’s processes, and the supply is guarded zealously. The brain contains water in practically the same proportion as milk. You have to have water to think, to move, to exist.

But there can be too much of a good thing. Waterlogged tissues may not be fat tissues, but that’s the way they strike the public eye. You cannot control your water content by exercise or intake, to any satisfactory extent. It is important in reducing to take enough water. Unless there is sufficient moisture in the tissues you can’t break down and burn up fat. There is no valid health rule that can set down your water needs arbitrarily at six or eight or ten glasses a day. A great deal depends on what you eat, too. The safest rule is to drink enough water so that the color of the urine is a light straw yellow.

One way to prevent water retention is to be sure that you get enough protein. Your reducing diets will provide that. When protein is severely restricted, water tends to accumulate in the tissues and make them puffy.
A second means of controlling water retention by diet is by restricting the use o£ common salt. Salt has a natural affinity for water; look at the Pacific Ocean. Internally, your fluid economy is something of an ocean itself, in that it contains mineral salts in approximately the same proportions as are found in the seven seas.
Salt holds about seventy times its weight of water in the tissues. If you get a mental picture of one surplus teaspoonful of salt holding seventy teaspoons of water in captivity in your person, you may be encouraged to reduce your salinity. Unless there is water retention, however, or some heart or kidney condition, it is not necessary to restrict salt too severely in the diet.

Practically, this can be done by avoiding too liberal use of the salt cellar at the table and in the kitchen. Instead o£ salt, which is sodium chloride, you can substitute potassium chloride. As the salt surplus dwindles, excess water that it has held in subjection gradually disappears.

An increase in potassium discourages water retention too. Vegetables are, in general, rich in potassium and low in calories. Reducing diets allow liberal use of vegetables of low calorie value, and there is an added virtue in the tendency of their potassium to drive out surplus water. Of course if you yield to the natural urge to sprinkle vegetables with common salt, this benefit will be foregone.
In a commendable desire to be fair, water keeps your weight down as well as up. One-fourth of the calories you consumed in yesterday’s meals have already escaped from your person in the form of water vapor—as insensible or invisible perspiration, and in the moist air exhaled from your lungs.
If you don’t believe it, breathe a few calories onto a mirror!…