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Eight Health Benefits of Riding an eBike

Words by Stuart on 03/03/2022 14:54:00

Electric bikes are excellent for your health, whether used for commuting or just for fun, as they improve cardiovascular fitness, brain function and help you maintain a healthy weight.

Riding a bike is one of the best ways to get plenty of exercise and fresh air. 

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Improve Your Heart Health

Studies have shown that bicycling is associated with better heart health.

In a five study with 264,337 participants, researchers at the University of Glasgow found a link between biking to work and a lower risk of premature death. In addition, cycling about 30 miles a week was found to reduce the risk of heart disease significantly.

The risk of adverse health outcomes was substantially lower when cyclists cycled all or part of the way to work. For example, over five years, those who cycled the entire distance to work had a 40 per cent lower risk of cancer, heart disease, and overall mortality.

Thus, assuming that regularly riding a bicycle or electric bike (perhaps 30 miles per week) is like riding a bike to work, it will follow that regularly riding - whether to work or not - can improve heart health specifically and overall health in general. Moreover, studies have linked even brief periods of activity to reduced heart disease risk.

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Strengthen Your Cardiovascular System

Several clinical studies suggest that riding an electric bike a few times each week can improve an adult's cardiorespiratory performance and overall health in ways similar to riding a conventional bicycle or taking vigorous walks.

One of the most telling studies, published in the May 2018 edition of Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, measured the peak oxygen uptake (VO2 max) of 32 overweight adults before and after four weeks of bicycling commuting.

Cycling has been found to be one of the best cardio exercises for people of all ages and body types. It also helps build stamina, burn calories, keep weight in check, and increase muscle and bone strength.

Cycling is low impact exercise and soft on the joints. Unlike other forms of exercise, it doesn't put you at risk of overuse injuries or sprains and is ideal for people who have arthritic joints.

Boost Your Immune System

According to research published in The Journal of Applied Physiology, an adult who rides an electric bike regularly may reduce their risk of developing an upper respiratory tract infection by 29 per cent compared to adults who don't exercise.

Researchers at the University of California-San Diego proved that just 20 minutes of exercise adjusted to your fitness level boosts your immune system.

Lower Your Risk of Type-2 Diabetes

University of Bristol researchers studied the effects of riding an electric bike on people with type-2 diabetes. During the study's 20 weeks, the 18 participants rode their electric bikes an average of 13 miles a week.

Over the course of the study, the subjects' predicted maximal aerobic power increased by 10.9%. In addition, the subjects reached 74.7 per cent of their maximum heart rate by riding an electric bike compared to 64.3% when walking.

The study concluded that riding an electric bike may help reduce the risks associated with type-2 diabetes and may even play a role in remission associated with weight loss.

Lose Weight

As just mentioned, regular cycling, be it on a conventional bike or an eBike, can contribute to weight loss and improve general health and well being. In addition, most health experts agree that a few 45-minute vigorous workouts per week could help you shed a pound of fat every two weeks.

Mindfulness

According to a report from the U.K.'s cycleBOOM project, riding an electric bike just a few times a week can improve brain function in people 50 and older, potentially reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and other age-associated neurological disorders.

For someone over 60, it's not necessary to do high-impact running to improve their brain health. In fact, riding an electric bike either for recreation or essential commutes can improve brain function.

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Get Better Sleep

It has been shown that regular exercise, such as riding an electric bike, can also help improve sleep and fight insomnia. One long-term study found that people who exercise regularly fall asleep faster than sedentary subjects. Exercising also reduced the likelihood of waking up during the night.

In a University of Georgia study, adults who exercised less complained more about sleep problems.

Reduce Stress

People who exercise regularly will tell you how much better they feel. According to experts, this is because the brain produces chemicals called neurotransmitters during exercise. As neurotransmitters are thought to influence moods and emotions, they can help you feel better and less stressed, states the American Council on Exercise.

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2022 Haibike HardNine 5 500Wh Electric Hardtail Mountain Bike in Blue

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The new HardNine 5 is the 29" hardtail eMTB which allows you to take on longer trails: The SR Suntour suspension fork with 120mm travel and the powerful disc brakes ensure your safety even on rough terrain.
The Bosch Performance Line motor with integrated 500Wh battery and the Shimano gear combination will push you to new eBike adventures.
Features:

  • Frame material - Aluminium
  • Drive unit - Bosch Performance Line, 65Nm, 25km/h
  • Battery - Bosch PowerTube 500Wh
  • Fork - SR Suntour XCM32 Boost DS, Travel: 120mm
2022 Haibike Trekking 10 625Wh Electric Hybrid Bike in Grey

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With its top-notch features, the newly designed Lowstandover-Geometry and the new compact Bosch Performance CX Gen 4 motor with 85Nm, the new Trekking 10 Lowstandover has what it takes to be a globetrotter. A huge bargain if people have the budget and want a commuting bike that’s capable of decent off the beaten track exploring.
The Super Moto-X tyres, 80mm suspension fork and Skybeamer lights provide a lot of comfort and safety for your adventures. Your equipment can be stored on the standard luggage rack as well as on the integrated Modular Rail System.
Features:

  • Frame material - Aluminium
  • Drive unit - Bosch Performance CX GEN4, 85Nm, 25km/h
  • Battery - Bosch PowerTube 625Wh
  • Fork - SR Suntour Mobie E45 LOR, Travel: 80mm
2022 Haibike Trekking 4 Lowstandover Electric Hybrid Bike

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The new Trekking 4 has everything you need for cruising in the city, or for extended rides in the countryside.
The Yamaha PW-TE motor allows you to accelerate smoothly and with power, the integrated 500Wh battery providing ample reserves. Equipped with a luggage rack, lights, mudguards and a kickstand, this eBike is truly ready for everyday use. Your entry into the eTrekking bike world!
Features:

  • Frame material - Aluminium
  • Drive unit - Yamaha PW-TE System, 60Nm, 20km/h
  • Battery - Yamaha InTube 500Wh
  • Fork - SR Suntour NEX E25, Travel: 63mm
Cube Supreme Hybrid Pro 500 Low Step Through Hybrid Electric Bike

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The Supreme Hybrid Pro combines easy Bosch e-bike urban mobility with elegant looks and low maintenance, so it's as easy to live with as it is good to look at.
The powerful Bosch Performance Line motor and Shimano 8-speed hub which is unheard of at this price point and offers all the ease of use and low maintenance of the hub transmission alongside the hill climbing performance of the Bosch Performance motor.  Strong Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and grippy Continental tyres keep you safe in all weathers, and get you where you're going without fuss. There's a suspension seatpost and fork to help smooth out rough roads, and the adjustable stem makes it simple to set up exactly the way you like it. We even included mudguards, an integrated rear light and kickstand - so you're all set for any journey.

The Raleigh Motus

Elevate the way you ride with the Raleigh Motus Tour; for the adventure ahead! Designed in Britain and made in Europe, our mid-range Motus uses sophisticated technology to deliver a premium electric bike experience.

The 400WH battery will allow you to ride for up to an impressive 108 miles on a single charge*. The impressive Active Line motor from Bosch is lightweight and almost completely noise free so you can be fully immersed on your ride. What's more, with a maximum assistance output of 250% you can travel further and explore more. The refined Intuvia Display offers maximum clarity and convenience with the sizable display screen placed in the centre of the handlebars for easy readability with the control unit placed safely on the left of the handlebar. The gear shift indicator ensures you're riding in the correct gear to optimise battery consumption to increase your bike's range and the smart Intuvia can even charge your phone!

2020 Raleigh Motus Tour Hub Gear Unisex Bosch Electric Bike White

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2020 Raleigh Motus Tour Low Step Hub Electric Bike in Grey

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2020 Raleigh Motus Grand Tour Low Step Electric Bike Blue

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