Balancing Running & Cycling

Balancing Running & Cycling There have been times when you've been so fatigued getting off the treadmill or stationary bike, you have to catch yourself from falling. According to an interesting study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology running or cycling to fatigue can have a positive effect on balance.

After having their balance assessed, 16 recreational athletes in their early 20s ran on a treadmill or pedaled a stationary bike to exhaustion. Balance was assessed again at 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 21 minutes post-workout. After 12 minutes, subjects demonstrated greater balance then before starting to exercise.

True Strength Moment: Exercise improves strength, conditioning, your body shape and many other aspects of health and fitness. It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that your balance might also improve with a challenging run or bike ride, even if you're a little wobbly after stepping off the track or bike.
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