Let's Go Bike Riding

Why should you ride a bike? We've posted numerous articles here about fitness and health. There's articles about ways to better your health such as quitting smoking, diet and exercise and maintaining a healthy heart. And the article about the benefits of drinking water has really improved my health personally. We've enjoyed exploring the many ways to take care of our body, but now let's focus in on the main purpose behind the scenes of the Schwinn Bicycle Company and how we can benefit our health by venturing into the exciting world of biking.

Schwinn has been an icon in the bicycle industry for over 100 years. Since 1895 Schwinn bicycles have successfully become a part of the American way of life. Schwinn has been the leader in innovation and quality throughout it's existence. Generations have experienced the fun and pride of owning and riding Schwinn bicycles.

Now let's apply the benefits of bike riding to your individual regimens for a fit, healthy and joyful riding experience. Bike riding is a great cardio exercise. No matter where you are in your personal quest for a healthy body, you can benefit from bike riding. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, there is always room for improvement. And you'll be having so much fun doing it that you may forget that it's good for you. 

Just about any physical activity is a step in the right direction. First of all, it is important to be comfortable on the bike when you ride. How the bike fits plays a big part in reaping the benefits of bike riding. A proper fit will result in less strain on the back and shoulders and create an incentive to ride more often.

Take Care Of Those Eyes

Many health conscious persons go to great lengths to get and stay in peak condition. For instance, we'll go to the gym and work out to build muscle and lose weight. And there's swimming and aerobics classes, jogging and bike riding and how about "tennis anyone?", all of which are good ways to get and stay fit. Basically, having an active lifestyle is very important to our health. Also, what we put into our bodies is just as important.  Eat healthy foods, fruits and vegetables. Watch your calorie intake and make sure to keep salt in check. And don't forget your annual physical.

Let's face it, we may not be taking care of our eyes the way we should. When's the last time you had an eye exam? I thought so. As long as we don't notice any obvious eye problems we just go on with our lives. I know I've been guilty of that myself. Have you heard of  Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Pinguecula and Pterygium? How about Cataracts or Eye Infections or many other Common Eye Disorders?  It's a good idea to do something before it's too late.

Having regular check-ups for your eyes, especially as you age, is just plain smart. Many eye problems can be corrected with early detection. Prevent blindness and other eye disorders by seeing your eye doctor. Contact your insurance company or health plan provider to learn whether they have a list of eye care professionals that are covered under your plan. It has been commonly said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Take care of those eyes.