There is a lot of debate out there regarding which is the best form of exercise. Exercises such as pushups and squats are usually not mention because these are for strength training and do not provide your body with a holistic way to get fit. Hence, the three main exercises that are debated over are running, swimming and cycling.

Running is great because it can help you work up an enormous sweat and is perfect for those that want to lose as much weight as possible. However, when you run you place a lot of pressure on your joints, your knees in particular. This means that if you run too much you can end up damaging these joints which can lead to chronic pain in the long run, something that you would obviously want to avoid as much as possible. This can prevent you from running enough to lose the maximum amount of weight.

Swimming is touted as the best form of exercise because it provides a full body work out, but while it is good for getting your muscles toned it is not that great for losing weight. This is because you don’t sweat. When you exercise, your body continues to burn fat after the exercise is complete because you are sweating. Swimming does not raise your body temperature and is thus not as efficient as other forms of exercise for weight loss.

This is why cycling is the best exercise you can go for. It tones your muscles, is great at working up a sweat and helping you lose weight, and if you really want to get a convenient work out that you can go for at any time you can just take up indoor cycling instead of going outdoors.