Pedaling, gripping handles, leaning forward—these actions can take a toll on your body. But that doesn't mean you can't occasionally take your bike for a spin.
What you can do: Bike on a flat surface with no incline, which will decrease resistance when pedaling, reducing stress on your legs. If your hands, wrists or fingers tense up from clutching the handles, purchase bike grips you can slip onto the handlebars. A bike with foot instead of hand brakes is another smart option to avoid hand tension. To lessen back pain, use a bike with Y-shaped handlebars, which allow you to sit taller.