What are the health benefits of electric bikes?

 

Get out more

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).

In fact we encourage that as this would make the battery last longer per charge. Obviously the motor does make cycling easier, but it is not ‘cheating’.

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!?! 😉

If you have health problems

For people who love outdoor lifestyle but with physical restrictions such as bad knees, an electric bike would be a great solution.

We recently had a customer who tested out one of our bikes commented that for years due to his bad knees he has not ridden a bike, they couldn’t believe how easy it was to ride a bike again and the smile on his face said the rest.

30 mins of exercise

Several studies have also concluding that the use of pedelecs (i.e. those ebikes assist with pedalling) 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.

Healthy heart

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.

Better than the car!

Let’s be honest, you would do more exercise on a pedelec than in a car.

RooDog has an ebike for everyone to suit your life style or taste.