People That Might Benefit From Owning an Electric Bike
E-bikes are growing in popularity as more and more people are looking for a fun way to exercise while enjoying the outdoors. Others are exploring new methods of transportation. Ebike enthusiasts come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels. In our opinion, electric bikes are great for just about everyone, but there are some people that might particularly benefit from owning one. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss how certain groups of people could benefit from riding an e-bike even though it might not be top of mind for them. Are you in one of these groups or know someone who is? Read our post and then visit our website to learn more.
Older adults often have a hard time getting regular physical activity because of concerns about getting injured and an awareness of their physical limitations (whether real or perceived). For older adults, electric bikes can provide newfound confidence and freedom that comes with knowing they have the “help” they need to go the extra mile or make it up that hill.
Getting exercise is only part of the equation. The fact that people are getting exercise outdoors is an even greater benefit. According to the National Institute of Health, vitamin D deficiency can be a real problem for older adults and more exposure to sunlight can help meet daily requirements.
People Recovering From Injury
People that have been injured or recently had surgery can have a long road of recovery ahead of them. For instance, for someone that just had a total knee replacement, complete recovery can take as long as 6 months to a full year. During a long recovery period, it’s common to gain weight from lack of activity and to suffer from bouts of depression. But what if you had a tool that could motivate you to get outside and get stronger without being too strenuous? For many, an electric bike might just be what they need.
Before doing any kind of exercise, it’s important to talk with your doctor first. But, if your particular situation allows, an e-bike can offer a fun, low-impact option for exercising. You can start out with minimal effort on your part by using the throttle-assist, but then work your way up to doing more and more pedaling on your own. Where a standard pedal bike may be too much for some people to do, an electric bike can offer just enough assistance to get them going and get outside more.
Minimally Active People
People that engage in minimal activity have many reasons why they don’t exercise as much as they should. Maybe they have health issues, they’re easily bored, they can’t find the time, or they just have a hard time getting motivated. For these people, one ride on an e-bike can change their entire perspective. An electric bike has a way of making you forget you’re actually getting exercise. In fact, e-bikers tend to exercise longer because low-intensity riding is easier to do, not to mention it’s a lot of fun!
People That Don’t Have a Car…Or Don’t Want One
Most people agree that it would be better if there were fewer cars on the road. Sure, cars get us from point A to point B, but is it worth having to deal with the morning rush hour, congested cities, pollution, accidents and the high cost of the car, gas, maintenance, and insurance? For many people, the answer is “no.”
In recent years, there has been a gradual movement toward driving less, ridesharing, and finding alternative methods of transportation. If you’re looking for a great way to ditch your car and actually enjoy your commute to work, an electric bike just might be the solution. If you’re used to dealing with gridlock every day, don’t be surprised if your e-bike actually reduces your travel time compared to driving in a car. Do you dread having to circle the block over and over to find a parking spot? Riding an e-bike usually takes care of that problem too.
People Who Want to Lose Weight or Get In Shape
Millions of people struggle every year with the same goal — they want to lose weight or get fit. You’ve heard it time and again, and most likely, you’re one of those people that make the same New Year’s resolution every year. Doing the same thing over and over will get you nowhere. Promising yourself that you’ll go to the gym often doesn’t work. But, finding something that you actually enjoy doing is the best way to stay committed.
Concerned that electric bikes don’t actually provide any benefit when it comes to exercise? That’s a common concern, but it’s simply not true. While the workout could be less-intense, you’ll still get meaningful exercise and chances are you’ll ride longer. Don’t believe us? Check out this article regarding a study that was done at the University of Boulder.
Contact Leeds E-bike
If you want to learn more about electric bikes and all of the options available, contact Leeds E-bike. We’re passionate about bicycling and want to spread the word about e-bikes. Visit our site to see various models that are complete and ready to ride. Or, choose any one of our cost-effective e-bike conversion kits that can quickly transform your existing bicycle into an electric bike. Do you have questions about our e-bike kits? Visit our FAQ page or call today to speak with one of our team members!