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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, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at

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Last Modified 3/23/2016