This is by far the least important post I’ve made for quite some time. Sorry. However, I’ve been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and a stress fracture. I’ll be hobbling around in an aircast for a month or two, followed by some rehab. That means my current exercise options are limited:
- I can’t run (which is sad).
- I can’t walk (not for exercise, anyway).
- I could “burn it up” with my wife, but, well, that’s not gonna happen.
- I could swim, but I can’t do laps in my basement. Plus, it’s hard listening to sermons in underwater.
So, what should I be looking for in a stationary bike? How much will I need to spend? What “gadgets” does it need to have? Do I want it to be upright or more reclined? Is there a certain brand or model I should look for or avoid? I don’t want to over-buy, but I want it to be adequate. And how long does it take to get a substantial workout (similar, say, to a 3 to 5 mile run)? Other tips?