Cycling Training is a good form on cardiovascular exercise which can include stationary bikes or road bikes. (If riding outside make sure you wear a helmet and have on some form of reflective clothing.)
Pros : It is easy on the knees and joints. A stationary bike may be used underway if it is properly secured. Requires no training but some balance.
Cons : Requires equipment that can be costly and costly to maintain.
Cost : The cost for exercise bikes can go from a couple hundred to a couple of thousand. We recommend you go to a local gym and test some out before you make a purchase. There are a couple of features that are recommended which will make the cost go up.
Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotion Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, LT Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or e-mail at Timothy.M.Merrell@uscg.mil.