The cost of exercise bikes has dropped so far that we are spending less on exercise equipment than we did last year, according to a new report by the American Academy of Public Health.
A new study from the Academy’s Institute for Health Policy and Research found that the cost of a new exercise bike for a male and female between 18 and 30 years old fell by almost half since 2015.
The report found that exercise bikes are now cheaper than other exercise equipment, with the price falling by less than 30% since 2015, while the cost to repair a broken bike fell by more than 50% over the same period.
The authors said that they found that it was easier to buy new exercise bikes because there are fewer regulations to enforce, and because of the fact that it is less expensive to buy exercise equipment.
They also said that the “low price of exercise equipment” makes it less expensive for consumers to exercise.
The American Academy said that while there were “no new regulations that would limit the use of exercise gear,” it would like to see more policies that restrict how much exercise a person can do, and make it harder for people to buy fitness equipment that costs more than $1,000.
“The cost of purchasing exercise equipment is rising, but there is no evidence that the increased use of equipment is leading to a decline in exercise activity,” said Jennifer A. Pritchard, PhD, a lead author of the report and an associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco.
The study also found that “increased use of personal and recreational exercise equipment has led to the growth of obesity.”
“In fact, the rise in obesity and related health disparities has occurred because people who did not exercise in their leisure time have shifted to physical activity,” the authors added.
Pritchard said that although the study found that people’s use of the exercise equipment was increasing, it did not show a “significant decrease in exercise intensity or duration over the last decade or so.”
“There is a long way to go,” she added.
The Academy’s report comes on the heels of another recent report that found that American men and women are spending more on exercise than they were in 2015, and that the number of Americans who have lost weight has been rising.