Cycling is also a great way to get a good cardio workout. Many people live within a five mile radius of where they work and can combine getting to work on a bicycle with getting a great workout.
If you want to stay off of the roads and prefer to exercise indoors, an exercise bike can be used for a cardio workout without the dangers of riding on a road or being impacted by weather. It is important to complete some warm-up exercises to stretch your muscles before a cycling workout.
You may find it surprising to find that riding a bike five miles 3 times per week will improve your heart rate, your posture, skin and weight control. Some even say that riding and running are great ways of relieving stress.