I have been sedentary for most of my adult life so am looking to see what I can do to be fitter. I'm not aiming to run a marathon or enter the Worlds Strongest Man, just improve my fitness, but for a sedentary man I have a full day (three children fills it up easily!) so finding space within that day is a challenge.
I play console games (PS3) regularly to wind down and figure I can easily use an exercise bike and continue to play games at the same time so this is an obvious first place to start (from my point of view) but I would like to know how a low- or medium-intensity bike ride for an hour 4-5 days a week is going to affect my body so that I can look at other exercises to affect other parts.
What will it improve? Muscle tone and stamina is my thought but I would prefer answers from others who more about this than I do. If it helps any I am the ideal weight for my height (BMI: 23.4).