Electric Bikes Could Help to Combat Type-2 Diabetes
Love at first ride.
The EVELO blog
Riding an electric bike helped adults with type-2 diabetes improve aerobic conditioning and lower cardiometabolic risk factors, according to a recent study.
Researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom monitored the impact riding an electric bike had on participants with type-2 diabetes. The study’s 18 subjects rode their electric bikes an average of 13 miles per week for 20 weeks.
The subjects enjoyed a 10.9 percent increase in predicted maximal aerobic power over the course of the study. And participants reached 74.7 percent of their maximum heart rate while riding an electric bike compared to 64.3 percent when walking.
Riding an electric bike is not as vigorous an exercise as riding a conventional bike or, perhaps, even running long distances, but the activity provides a better workout than simply walking. And, as this study concluded, riding an electric bike may be enough to help reduce the risks associated with type-2 diabetes, perhaps, even playing a role in remission associated with weight loss. … Read more
Not only is bicycling super fun, it’s generally very safe and easy on your body as well. It’s low impact and highly aerobic, meaning it gets your heart rate up without wearing down your body. Unlike sports such as running or basketball, you’re in no danger of colliding with another person, and your legs never have to bang into the ground. Instead, they’re moving in stress-free, low impact circles.
But even the safest activities have the occasional risk, especially if you’re not adhering to proper form. One complaint we’ve heard from some of our bicycling friends is that after a long ride, their knees hurt. Unfortunately, there are a few mistakes that some riders make that ends up hurting their knees – but if you follow these six easy tips, you can knock out knee pain for good!
At EVELO, we’re big believers in the old adage that “age is just a number.” You can see it in our bikes and the people who love them; we’ve taken people who were 60 through 80 and had felt unhappy just sitting at home, and turned them into fun loving electric bikers, who can now cruise around town whenever they want, with or without their kids & grandkids.
So, it bring us great pleasure to see another organization that’s adopted this same mentality. In Europe, Spain is building playgrounds and parks specially made for retirees and golden-agers. Check out the video below!
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Retirees and senior citizens can face a number of unique challenges, such as staying fit, retaining mobility, connecting with their grandkids, and more. Fitness fads come and go, old injuries flare up, and families move, presenting unique issues that seem to change every week.
But with any challenge comes a tremendous opportunity, and fortunately that’s exactly the case here. Smart seniors have a solution that lets them stay healthy and mobile, have fun with their friends and family, and most importantly – get in shape! So what’s the best way to stay strong as you enter your golden years? Electric bicycles!
Let’s break down the challenges seniors face one by one, and see how an ebike is the perfect way to stay active no matter what your age.