You’ve heard, time and again, that exercise is good for you. While that is true, there is often a dilemma of having to pick from the thousand and one ways to do that.

Let me help you out there; why not choose cycling. According to fitness experts, cycling is hands-down one of the best ways to exercise. The benefits are endless but include; improved blood circulation,  increased metabolism and subsequently weight loss, and, more importantly, increased flexibility and joint mobility. In contrast to running, cycling reduces weight-bearing tendencies, drastically reducing the tendency for post-exercise injuries. It’s no wonder there is an increasing number of people who choose it as a sport and as a hobby.

The problem is, you’re not exactly predisposed to carrying a bicycle out every morning. Not when state policies restrict cyclists almost everywhere. Come to think of it, it’s not even the best option; upward and mobile bicycles are not much better for your wellbeing anyway. Health experts have shown that they increase pressure on the lower lumbar spine, which could be disastrous in the long-run. You don’t exactly plan to use a walker before you have the chance to get old, do you? We are sure you don’t. For that reason, we have come up with a list of the top 5 recumbent bikes to ensure you get that burn at home.

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Sunny Health & Fitness Fully Assembled Magnetic Under Desk Elliptical – SF-E3872, Grey
2,260 Reviews
Sunny Health & Fitness Fully Assembled Magnetic Under Desk Elliptical – SF-E3872, Grey
Let’s start with the very basics. Let’s be honest, most times we do not have much space for life-saving stuff let alone for exercise equipment. This bike takes that into consideration. It is a recumbent bike without seats or much else… that’s funny in a way… how in the world are you supposed to use it then? I’ll tell you. To save space, the design implemented all the necessities of a bike including; 8 levels of resistance, a large-texture footpad on its pedals, and a digital monitor showing the essentials; speed, time, distance, and calories; into a small bike. All you have to do is get it out of storage, which can be anywhere thanks to its compact design and use at the comfort of your couch.

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DeskCycle Under Desk Cycle, Pedal Exerciser - Stationary Mini Exercise Bike - Office, Home Equipment Peddler
3,447 Reviews
DeskCycle Under Desk Cycle, Pedal Exerciser - Stationary Mini Exercise Bike - Office, Home Equipment Peddler
This is another one of those space savers, only if this could save any more space, you would be pedaling an imaginary bike. Think about that. It features an 8-step tension control knob, a small LCD, and a safety strap to ensure that your feet won’t slip off during intense pedaling- the basics. It makes for great workout sessions with seniors and “juniors” alike from the comfort of a couch, probably while watching tv.

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Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike with Resistance ME-709
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Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike with Resistance ME-709
If you want another bike that gives you freedom of burning off those extra kilos without consuming an entire room, then this is the best choice for you. It is a simple recumbent bike with adjustable seats and a hand-rests for maximum comfort while cycling. So get yourself one, roll it to the corner on its built-in transport wheels and viola, it’s ready to use. When you do use it, you could easily adjust the resistance settings, slip your feet into the textured safety straps and get on your way- your metrics are shown on the LCD. It’s the basic choice with all the necessities; also offering durability, guaranteed to make you travel miles while in the comfort of home.

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Marcy Magnetic Recumbent Bike with Adjustable Resistance and Transport Wheels NS-716R
578 Reviews
Marcy Magnetic Recumbent Bike with Adjustable Resistance and Transport Wheels NS-716R
I promise you we are not trying to market the Marcy company. They just offer bikes with great features without trying to make you rob a bank to get them. This bike, like the first one, has its price under $300. Compared to the features of the ME-709, this bike has an 8-step resistance control knob, a display which shows you everything about your session including; time, speed, distance, and calories, a 4-step adjustable seat, and a cup holder to keep you hydrated while you’re at it.

Spirit Fitness XBR25 Recumbent Bike
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Spirit Fitness XBR25 Recumbent Bike
Luxury! This is one of those bikes that has it all. Looking at its seat, you might wonder if you’re meant to exercise or party on it (not the loud parties though… we mean partying “like a sir”). It has different programs for the workout including hills, cardio, strength etc. Other features that are particularly eye-catching is its info-filled blue backlit LCD, a 2-degree pedal inversion for biomechanically correct movement, pulse grip handles, and you can’t forget, a cup holder for your drinks to keep you hydrated.

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