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 Health Hint #89
Pedal for Fitness
Excerpted from "A Year of Health Hints"
365 Practical Ways to Feel Better and Live Longer

Riding a bicycle is good for body and soul. Cycling gets you out in the fresh air, leaves you feeling invigorated, and can do wonders for cardiovascular health. And you don't have to ride fast and furiously to benefit from cycling.

Here's what to do to avoid undue muscle aches when you cycle.

To avoid back and knee problems, take your bike to a bike shop and have the handlebars
and seat adjusted to fit you properly. The seat should be adjusted so that when one leg is
extended and bent slightly, the ball of your foot contacts the pedal at the lowest point of its
revolution. Handlebars should be positioned no lower than your seat.
Stretch your shoulders, back, and legs slowly and gently before and after biking.

For details on how to reduce injuries and accidents when cycling, see Tip 324 in chapter 14, Be Smart, Be Safe.

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