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    Cleveland Clinic: Walk Your Dog For Better Health

    A recent study shows almost half of dog owners do not walk their dogs regularly despite the known health benefits of doing so.

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    Cleveland Clinic: UV Protection Essential For Eyes

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    It's A Great Time To Get Children Vaccinated

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    Ban Urged On High Heel Requirement At Work

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    Tips To Avoid Junk Food Binging On Road Trips

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    Cleveland Clinic: Make Sunscreen Part Of Daily Routine

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    Cleveland Clinic: Gluten Does Have Value

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    Study: Reading To Babies Can Boost Preschool Literacy

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    Doctor Explains Glioblastoma

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    Poll: Beer Is The Most Preferred Alcoholic Drink In The U.S.

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    Overweight Pets Now A Problem In The U.S.

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    Cleveland Doctor Reacts To Coffee Studies

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    Study Suggests Link Between Poor Sleep And Alzheimer's

    New research is linking sleep problems with Alzheimer's Disease.

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    Having Purpose Leads To Sound Sleeping

    Having a reason to get up in the morning helps you sleep that much better at night.

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Just You and the Bike: 5 Benefits of Indoor Cycling

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You walk into a room amid a sea of water bottles, bright colored spandex and a buzzing crowd of excited participants. You place your towel down, adjust your bike, hop on and take a deep breath.

You give the person on the bike next to you a knowing nod. You're in this together. You both know that you're going to walk out of the room in less than an hour a stronger, healthier version of yourself. For the next 45 minutes, you have nothing else going on. No meetings, no text messages, no one needing to be picked up. It's just you and a bike.

The room goes dark, the music starts. You start pedaling. Faster and fast er. Your body becomes warm, a drop of sweat leaves your forehead. You feel your heart rate start to elevate. The tension in your mind starts to melt away.

You're present. You're in this. You're ready.

Here are 5 incredible benefits happening to your body while you pedal away:

1. Cardiovascular

ACSM recommends that healthy adults aged 18-65 years old should participate In aerobic physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 days per week or vigorous intensity, aerobic activity for a minimum of 20 minutes, 3 days per week. A well-directed indoor cycling class will steadily keep your heart rate well within a likely vigorous range for approximately 45·60 minutes. Over lime, conlinuous cardiovascular activity (Including interval training often practiced in indoor cycling) can help lower your risk of coronary artery disease, can help lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, and can help lower your overall resting heart rate.

2. Lowered Stress levels

You've probably heard of the elusive "runner's high." It's not uncommon to see many runners in indoor cycling classes. That's because you get the same rush in an indoor cycling class: a release of those happy-mood inducing neurotransmitters known as endorphins. Endorphins are known to create feelings of euphoria, lower your stress level and enhance the body's immune response.

3. Increased Muscular Endurance

This refers to the ability of a muscle to continually and repeatedly exert force over an extended period of lime. In an indoor cycling class, this happens when you pedal against resistance, which can greatly increase the endurance of the muscles in the legs: quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus, and even the calf muscles. Working out these muscles will also help to strengthen the surrounding bones, tendons and ligaments.Outside the indoor cycling room, this increased strength means you'll be able to perform your dally activities with greater ease. Walking a quarter mile to your car with shopping bags while talking on your cell phone will be a no-brainer for you!

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