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Cycling:
A Recreational Sport

Updated: July 10, 2003, 4:07 PM ET
By Content provided byProfessional Team Physicians

Riding a bike outdoors is one of life's simple pleasures. But it takes on greater significance when it's incorporated into a program for improving physical fitness. Bicycling is an effective, relatively stress-free way to exercise your body, and it can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

While you are cycling, you are conditioning your lower body as well as improving both your aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels, without the high-impact, injury-prone pounding that plagues runners.

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