During three weeks of health care including 60 therapies of massage, ergometer, spinal gymnastic, medicinal baths, parafango as well as a few lectures, it was an ideal opportunity for me to take stock, wind down, reflect and also make new friends.
One of my voluntary activities was nordic walking. Apparently patients were asked if they preferred to walk or cycle. I don’t think I was asked. I had ergometer training with pulse measurements and that meant that I had my first chance to try a home trainer, standing bicycle, that is, a machine like a bicycle without any wheels at all!
I started with a measurement of 50 watts and mentioned that I was used to cycling ten minutes to the railway station and back. I expected the twenty minute session to be a challenge and did not want to overdo anything.
By the end of the three weeks I was at 70 watts, consuming over 120 Kcal. and cycling the equivalent of 7 km in twenty minutes.