What is a Recumbent bike, and why do Seniors love them?

If the thought of riding a bike doesn’t immediately make you smile, but instead makes you imagine a small, painful place to sit, then think again!  Comfort and exercise actually is not an oxymoron.

Incorporating very comfortable seats, heart rate monitors, large LCD displays which are easy to read, and even Bluetooth connectivity, it’s easy to learn how to sync with the RideSocial app to followo specific programs designed for Seniors, or even work with an instructor that monitors your progress.  For those who want to stay close to home and avoid the gym, this will make exercise easier and more comfortable while your body gets in shape for Spring and Summer activities!

A recumbent bike allows you to exercise your thighs, calves, and glute muscles with less strain. It has a wider and lower seat than an upright bike. Additionally, recumbent bikes put less strain on your joints, which is ideal for those with arthritis, and are much easier to balance on and sit comfortably.

Below is a link to the ranking of recumbent and exercise bikes ranging from the Most Budge Friendly, the Best for Larger People, the Best Value for the Money, and more.. including the Best Overall Choice.

7 Best Exercise & Recumbent Bikes for Seniors: 2022 Review