Aerobic and muscle strengthening are essential as we get older. The Center for Disease Control recommends people 65 years and older to get moderate-intensity aerobic activity 2 hours and 30 minutes per week. Bicycles can also help you maintain balance.
A national organization estimates seniors account for 22% of the nation's growth in adults riding bikes and AARP now publishes regularly on the subject.
Talk with your doctor about riding a bike to make sure it is right for you.