12 Jan '11, 3am

Spin class fans, beware: A Taiwan doctor has warned that exercise bike use could cause sports injuries

TAIPEI (Taiwan) - A DOCTOR warned of possible sports injuries caused by spin classes using exercise bicycles yesterday following an increase in the number of sports enthusiasts seeking medical help at a local rehabilitation center. Although cycling is deemed a fairly safe form of exercise, Pan Hsiao-ping, chief of the Su Tien Urology and Ophthalmology Clinic's rehabilitation centre, said excessive stationary bike workouts can damage the knees, neck and wrists. 'Most patients are unaware of the potential harm of cycling indoors,' said Ms Pan, explaining that some people adopt inappropriately intense exercise regimens in their efforts to lose weight and improve their fitness levels. Stationary bike users, especially those in group spin classes, get so excited by the accompanying music and the instructor's exhortations that they forget the limits of their own bodies and fail ...

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