Ride On!

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Welcome to day 5 of the Back to Basics challenge, powered by support from Humana.

Dust off your bike and get back in the saddle. Cycling is a low-impact workout that strengthens the leg and trunk muscles. If you don’t have a bike, many bike shops rent bicycles out for the day. Also, many cities and towns have bike-share programs. Most are still operational during the pandemic, but check with your local program.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:
  • If you haven’t used your bike in a while, it’s a good idea to take it in for a tune-up. The bike mechanic can also make adjustments to ensure your bike fits you properly.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s safest to ride alone or in a small group.
  • Don’t forget your water bottle: Cycling works up a sweat!
  • If you ride in the evening or early morning when it’s dark, wear reflective gear and make sure you have a light on your bike so motorists can see you.

If bike riding isn’t for you, find another way to get active today. Go for a jog, use a stationary bike at home if you have one, or repeat an activity from any of the previous days. 

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Oct 16, 2020 10:08 AM America/Chicago

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