Here's How Taking A Spin Class Every Day Will Affect Your Blood Pressure

Spin classes are a fun way to bring on the sweat. Spinning engages your quadriceps, hip flexors, glutes, and hamstrings. As with any kind of bike you ride, you get a fantastic workout without putting a lot of stress on your knees, ankles, and feet. Different from indoor cycling or even riding a stationary bike, spinning cranks up the activity because of the way you ride your bike. Your entire core, as well as your back, benefit as you lift and lower your body off the seat (via Well+Good).

Overall, spinning is a cardiovascular exercise. Sure, other parts of your body benefit, but any kind of physical activity that raises your heart rate is cardiovascular (or aerobic). That means your heart muscles are getting a workout, too. Simply put, your heart must work harder to deliver blood to the rest of your body when you're spinning. Blood flow to your heart also improves, and this action allows the blood vessels in your heart to dilate, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Aerobic activity lowers your blood pressure

When you take spin classes on a regular basis, your heart gets stronger. As a result, your blood pressure will drop because a stronger heart simply doesn't have to work as hard as a weaker one. If you have high blood pressure, spinning is one way to work on lowering it without having to rely on medication (via the Mayo Clinic). It could take about 3 months of consistent aerobic exercise to see a change in your blood pressure, and you need to keep it up in order to maintain those benefits, per WebMD.  

The American Heart Association recommends getting at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week, which amounts to about 30 minutes, 5 days a week. This kind of activity can be moderately-intense or vigorous, and spinning is an excellent way to work exercise into your lifestyle. As with any activity, check with your doctor before diving in if you have any concerns or conditions.