5 Reasons Why Electric Bikes Are Better Than Traditional Bikes

26 April 2023 by
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In any sport, cycling for 5 - 10 minutes prior to the actual sport is considered a good warm-up, and there's a peculiar reason for that: cycling switches on your energy production system. Cycling has plenty of health benefits, and electric bikes are absolutely fantastic. In fact, they are quite better than traditional bikes

As a commonly known fact, electric bicycles assist cyclists while riding them, whether they have pedal assist or work with a throttle. So, one tends to be skeptical when told that you could actually ride e-bikes to help lose weight or improve mental health, but there are other benefits as well. So, let us see in what ways an e-bike helps us maintain our health in almost every aspect and perhaps get the most out of it.

Electric bicycle, an excellent form of Cardiovascular exercise

Great for cardiovascular muscles, which means they are perfect for your heart. Research shows that you burn just 20% fewer calories riding an electric bike than a traditional bike, but the real benefit is that you will be able to ride an electric bicycle for a longer duration since it significantly reduces your energy burnout levels compared to a traditional bicycle.

Riding your electric bike for a few minutes during the week helps improve your cardiovascular health, along with other general health benefits. Cardiologists have researched to discover that cycling is among the best cardio exercises for people of all age groups. Electric bikes do help condition your lungs and heart, which is directly linked to your overall health and wellbeing. Besides, switching off your motor assist will enable you to ride your e-bike just like a traditional bike if you choose to burn more calories. However, remember that unlike your e-bike, this will also mean a loss of energy and perhaps a shorter distance of bike riding experience.

Electric bicycle helps you ride long distances without any stress or injury

Recently conducted studies have shown that people with electric bikes ride their bikes more often compared to traditional bikes, and that’s simply because although you are burning calories, you are not really losing much energy or tiring yourself. Traditional bicycles are known to tire you much sooner.

Electric bikes with pedal assist enable you to provide adequate rest to your leg and calf muscles. You can actually ride faster and cover a larger distance because of the electric motor assist that helps power an electric bike. In some cases, you will also find eco to turbo assist that helps you climb a hill without losing much energy.

Overcoming pains and aches of aging by riding an electric bike

Regular exercise and workouts as you age help you maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. However, staying active while you age may become harder as bones and muscles lose strength. Pains and aches might set in, making it difficult to exercise regularly. 

Research shows that electric biking efficiently reverses the aging process. In fact, it helps tackle back and knee pains. Moreover, it is a proven fact that electric bike riding has improved brain function in older adults by enhancing blood flow in the body, thereby reducing the risks of Alzheimer's disease and many other neurodegenerative disorders that correlate with old age. Ideally, most doctors believe that a lifestyle that includes bike riding for a few minutes during the week can help aging adults maintain good balance and strength.

E-bikes make cycling easy and safe for physically challenged

Many of us feel young and lively, just as we did in our childhood when we ride our bikes. However, for people who are physically challenged, regardless of their age group, riding traditional bikes may not be an easy or safe option. Thankfully, e-bikes fulfill their desires and enable them to ride without any hiccups. 

Based on their needs, anyone who is physically challenged may opt for an electric bicycle with pedal assist or one without (throttle assist). In addition, even those who are not chronically disabled are encouraged to have an exercise routine that helps them stay healthy. In such cases, an electric bike is much handier than a traditional one. The comfort provided by an e-bike also reduces the risk of injury and stress during the ride, making it ideal for anyone who is physically challenged.

Enhance mental health while cycling your electric bike

Just like being among family and friends helps raise your mood in any activity you take part in, you could also choose to ride an electric bike with a group of friends or family members for fun. This helps reduce stress levels and enhances your mood. Being out in nature and riding an electric bike to cover large distances, since you don’t tire easily, helps your mental health gain momentum in a positive direction.

Those who ride regularly are found to be more confident and energetic. The reasons are quite evident, whether it be fitness or being social, experiencing joy and staying healthy at the same time will obviously boost your mental health significantly over a period of time. According to research, the most well-documented benefits of cycling include:

-  Low stress

-  Enhanced memory

-  Improvement in creative thinking

-  Good sleep

-  A much lower risk of depression

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