Follow our plan to supercharge your journey and burn off the calories along the way
Fed up of being squashed in to a stranger's armpit on your train journey to work? Or maybe you sit stuck in traffic each morning, cursing the cyclists who whizz by? Wouldn't you like to feel that smug sense of satisfaction just once - and get seriously fit in the process. 'Cycling isn't just a cheaper way of travelling - saving you around £900 a year - it's a great way to hone and tone your figure, with serious health benefits,' says Lisa Buckingham, co-author of Triathlon Made Easy (Collins & Brown, £9.99). 'A recent study found that regular cyclists have a fitness level of someone ten years younger than their actual age! Plus, a 20-minute daily ride can also halve your risk of developing heart disease, not to mention helping you burn off around 300 calories.' So, why not cycle?
To help you turn your commute into a workout, we asked Lisa to devise a one-week plan based on the average 30-minute journey. Even seasoned cyclists can supercharge their journey - following the plan will double the fitness benefits and can boost your calorie burn to a whopping 600 calories per hour, so you'll see fast results in both your shape and fitness levels. Be prepared to get fit quick, and get to work even quicker!
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Posted: 15/10/2010 at 11:39
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