What are the health benefits of electric bikes?

Posted by Claire Phillips on

Electric bikes make cycling possible for a much wider range of people, by providing assistance up hills, with loads, over longer distances, they make it possible for less fit people to cycle greater distances and improve their fitness.

For people who love the outdoor lifestyle but with physical restrictions such as bad knees, an electric bike would be a great solution. Did you know that you can use an electric bike to get fit? An electric bike allows you to exercise without putting excessive strain on your joints and muscles so that you can safely build your strength and fitness, even if you have not exercised for many years, or have health barriers and challenges.

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Several studies have also concluded that the use of pedelecs counts as moderate exercise. The Chief Medical Officer (CEO) recommends that adults should aim to achieve at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on 5 or more days of the week. Researchers have proven beyond dispute that exercising is the best thing we can do for our health.Scientists have called exercise a miracle cure for the diseases that kill most of us, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and depression and many more.

Electric bikes can be a useful part of cardiac rehabilitation programmes. Health professionals will often recommend a stationary bike be used in the early stages. Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes can reduce deaths in people with coronary heart disease by around 27%. A patient may feel safer progressing from stationary bikes to electric bike. They require less cardiac exertion for those who have experienced heart problems.

The majority of people would argue that a normal bike will keep you, fitter. However, with an electric bike, you have the option to turn the motor on or off! Even with the motor switched on, you still pedal at the same time (PAS).

Multiple surveys show that people who own an electric bike not only use it more frequently than they would with a normal push bike. They cycled further and faster as a result, you get out more and exercise is fun!

All in all, there's a lot to like about e-bikes, and the fact that you can tailor the assistance to your personal objectives is one of the best things of all.

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  • What bike would you recommend, for a little road use but mainly on tracks and trails?

    Louise on

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