Biking Vs. Running in the Bismarck-Mandan Area
So, the weather is finally fantastic! But when it comes to outdoor exercise, what do you do, run or bike?
If you're an exercise guy like myself, then you would enjoy both activities. But what if you can only pick one? Which one is better for you? Which one would burn more calories? Here's the comparison:
Biking: Easy on your joints because you're not holding all your weight. You typically have to get up to 18-19 mph for the intensity to burn serious calories.
Running: more of a full body workout burns more calories per minute than cycling does. The risk of getting injured is higher due to the strain on body and joints.
According to Ask-Well, both forms of exercise are great but the takeaway from this comparison is that biking, while inferior to running per say, is gentler and there's less of a chance for injury so if you get injured a lot, biking may be the better option.
There's plenty of places to do that here in Bismarck-Mandan. I did the Bismarck expressway bridge the other day which is about a 1/2 mile up and down, and is a good running workout. Also riding by the Missouri River on that trail is pretty sweet as well
Either way, enjoy the beautiful weather now that you can!