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The Weight of the Situation: The Trick to Getting Your Daily Exercise

With the holiday season right around the corner, we all know the concept of weight gain all too well – leftover Halloween candy turns into Thanksgiving pie which turns into holiday baked goods and some New Years champagne.

We’ve all been through those three months of food temptation.

Americans, in particular, are especially familiar with this weight conundrum – the U.S. is currently the most obese country, with over 1/3 of our population living with obesity.

The reason we’re the frontrunners of the worldwide weight issues is easy to see when our lifestyle is compared to, let’s say, a European lifestyle.

Europeans do not rely so much on the fast-food diet that so many Americans rely upon. Their food is unprocessed, immediately making it 100 times better than your average fast food meal.

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More importantly, the activity level of America is lower than some of our foreign counterparts. In 2013, the U.S. reached more than 40% of our population being active – a fantastic statistic!

However, when such a large amount of our population is obese, the number of active individuals needs to be much higher to combat the weight of the country’s obesity problem.

The solution seems easy enough: more Americans need to get out and get their daily exercise. But this is not a simple answer for all Americans.

Weight, injury, illness and a variety of other reasons prevent many individuals from getting on a treadmill or bicycle, going for a run, or playing sports. With so many methods of exercise unavailable to some people, it’s not surprising that they simply do not exercise.

This is an increasingly dangerous problem – and American Eagle Cycles has a great solution.

Our Freedom Cycle is designed to provide safe, low-impact exercise for those who cannot participate in traditional forms of exercise. The sturdy bucket seat allows riders to cycle in comfort without any fear of falling and our easy steering and shifting functions make your ride a breeze.

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Without the hassles and discomforts of a traditional bicycle, our Freedom Cycle helps you get your recommended exercise and all the benefits that come with it. The cardiovascular exercise of cycling is proven to reduce cholesterol, strengthen your heart and reduce blood pressure, all of which greatly lower your risk for complications like diabetes and stroke.

To accommodate for all riders, American Eagle Cycles even provides custom models. We make these customized cycles especially for you, so your tricycle can adjust to your unique body type and you can ride in the most ideal comfort.

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A healthy lifestyle isn’t a “One Size Fits All” deal.

At American Eagle Cycles, we understand that traditional exercise is not for everyone – but we think that health and happiness should be for everyone.

If the thought of balancing on a painful bicycle seat or running miles on a treadmill makes you shiver, stop torturing yourself with exercise that isn’t for you. Exercise should be fun, safe and comfortable – and that’s what we were thinking when we made our Freedom Cycle just for you.

Visit www.aecycles.com to learn more about all our tricycle models and email sales@aecycles.com or call 1-877-629-2537 with any questions, comments or concerns.

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How to Reduce Back Pain (And Stay in Shape)

Welcome to our first post of “What Were They Thinking?”. Today, we were thinking about what’s a pain in the back for you…literally.

Back experts from the American Chiropractic Association have said that 80% of Americans will experience back problems at some point in their lives.

Ouch.

To clarify, that isn’t “you might have back pain maybe in your life”, that is a hard and fast guarantee that the majority of our population will experience back pain.

They’re not sugar coating it, folks.

Maybe there are a small percentage of people seeing that stat and not breaking a sweat, because the most exercise they do is reach for the remote. But for the rest of us, the people who love to be active, enjoy the outdoors, or just enjoy the independence of moving around freely – that statistic is not a fun one to read.                                                                bad_back

And it wasn’t a fun statistic to experience when Gary Webster, President of American Eagle Cycles, Inc., injured his back in 1982, limiting him from his favorite hobby: cycling.

Since he was young, cycling was a source of freedom for Gary. Although he had been battling off his back injury for decades, Gary continued to cycle. It wasn’t until one particular incident in 2010 that finally made Gary too nervous to ride.

It was then that Gary decided to build his new breed of bike, one that wouldn’t instigate his acute back pain.

Since 2006, Gary had been playing with the idea of a cycle that could function as an alternative vehicle; an eco-friendly means of transportation that didn’t require expensive gas but was also comfortable for active, older adults – especially adults with back problems.

And so, the Freedom Classic was born. AE Cycle’s Freedom Classic is the most back-friendly cycle on the market today, with features that help, not hurt, your back.

Bucket Seat

AE Cycle’s Freedom Classic comes with a cushioned bucket seat, allowing you to ride for miles in comfort without feeling any strain in your back. The bucket seat provide excellent lumbar support as well as full spinal support – no more hunching over your handlebars or back-breaking pain from the waist down.

No On/Off Strain

Straining yourself to get on or off a high bicycle seat? No more.

The Freedom Classic’s bucket seat is set at a comfortable sitting level, removing any possibility of strain and making for an easy on and off.

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The Freedom Classic is the ultimate means of staying active in comfort, style and safety. If you want to experience independence from your back pain, visit our website at www.aecycles.com for more information on the Freedom Classic and other available models.

Living with back injuries can be a bumpy ride – but not with the Freedom Cycle. Full back support, comfortable seat cushions, easy on and off, and enjoyable exercise?

Sounds like you’re in for one smooth ride.

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Stay Happy and Healthy by Cycling

It is no secret that as we age maintaining our health becomes more and more important. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to improve and maintain ones health. However, many types of exercise become too strenuous and often times feel like a chore. Activities like running and aerobics place stress on our joints and can start to become dangerous. While some exercises lose their practicality, cycling always remains a great exercise option, especially for active adults. New recumbent cycles, such as the Freedom Cycle make cycling even safer by keeping riders closer to the ground and providing more stability.

The benefits of cycling are endless. Often times we find ourselves moving less as we age, and as a result our body’s circulation slows. Cycling is great for your heart and a low impact way to get your blood pumping and get a great cardiovascular workout. It is also known to improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Cycling is a great way to increase muscle strength without placing stress on your joints.

Cycling also helps fight some of today’s most dangerous ailments. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that activities such as cycling have been found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes, and some cancers.

It is a great option for those looking to lose weight. Strenuous exercise may be too hard on ones body but cycling is a great way to burn calories and increase your metabolism with little risk of injury. If you’re overweight and/or injured, sit comfortably in a Freedom Cycle and pedal the pounds away.

It is also great for your mental health. Going for a ride is a great way to reduce stress and boost endorphins that enhance your mood. So next time you want to do something good for yourself, go for a ride and improve your physical and mental heath at the same time. Best of all, it’s fun!

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