The e-bike, your new partner in fitness and health
An e-bike can offer many benefits when it comes to supporting your health. If you rely on an e-bike as a means of transportation for commuting or use it for nice tours in your free time, you can do something good for your body and mind. What health benefits can an e-bike offer? We had research done on them and give you a brief overview:
Fitness made easy: your daily companion for an active everyday life
According to a recent report by the OECD and the WHO, one in three adults in the European Union does not exercise enough, which has an impact on both physical and mental health. Physical inactivity is a real scourge, a public health problem.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week.
This can be a real challenge in everyday life: finding time to exercise between work, family, commuting, household, and all other commitments. An e-bike is a great way to get more exercise and achieve the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity per day - without losing time, as it allows you to be active while covering distances that you would probably have spent sitting down.
A supportive contribution to heart health
Is the e-bike good for physical activity? Or to put it another way: can riding an e-bike contribute to fitness or help you stay in shape? Yes! Several scientific studies have been carried out to better understand the effects of e-bikes on health in general and on the cardiovascular system in particular. The result: pedaling an e-bike can not only strengthen your legs, but also your heart.
Do something good for the whole body
Riding an e-bike, which exercises the entire musculature, is an excellent activity that can strengthen the body. Pedaling engages the calf, thigh and gluteal muscles and, contrary to popular belief, also involves the upper limbs. The shoulder, arm, chest, back and abdominal muscles are also used when riding an e-bike.
Pedaling for the mood
E-bikes can not only help improve fitness, but also boost your mood. Riding an e-bike to work means eliminating adversities associated with car journeys: Traffic jams, heavy traffic, finding a parking space, etc. By using an e-bike for your daily commute, you can not only avoid these hassles, but also enjoy the fresh air and relieve the stress of the day. It has been proven that physical activity outdoors helps to oxygenate the brain.
A valuable aid to losing weight
Do you want to lose weight or maintain your feel-good weight? The e-bike can help you ! To lose weight, you need to increase your energy consumption and, if possible, reduce your calorie intake. Easier said than done, especially when your days are already packed. You might think that riding an e-bike is not really sport, but that's not true. In terms of intensity, the e-bike is somewhere between walking and conventional cycling. As the effort required is moderate and easy on the joints and heart, it has been proven that users tend to cover more kilometers. In fact, cyclists who benefit from the support are not exhausted and do not lose heart when going uphill or riding longer distances. And it is the regularity of the effort that makes you lose weight in the long term. Thanks to the e-bike, you can cover many kilometers with fun and appropriate effort. If you use it for your journeys from home to work, e-bikes with speeds of up to 45 km/h, such as those from Stromer Bike, help you to maintain this regularity.
Conclusion: Riding an e-bike can offer many health benefits
For a strong heart, increased fitness and a good mood on the way to work, switching to an e-bike could be worth considering. Leave your car in the garage from time to time and avoid crowded public transportation. By switching to an e-bike, you can integrate more exercise into your everyday life and improve your health in the process.
Would you like to try a high-speed electric bike? It can take you to your destination at any desired speed up to 45 km/h (28 mph).