It seems that with the rise of a progressive and industrialized nation, is a more sedentary life of its citizens. What with all the gadgets, machines, instruments, tools and equipment that science and technology has brought to mankind making their work easier. Then with this sedentary lifestyle comes health issues and the number one concern is obesity and its complications such as hypertension and diabetes.
However, the increasing awareness of the health risks of a sedentary life has convinced more people to get into a more active lifestyle such as an exercise program or routine to stay fit and healthy.
One of the best exercises is cycling. It is a low impact exercise that does not put too much strain on the joints and muscles. Riding a bicycle outdoors is an excellent cardiovascular workout that burns calories and lowers cholesterol levels, which helps prevent heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and other diseases. Cycling is also a good exercise to release stress.
However, there are those who would like to go cycling but could not do the rigid strenuous ride. Others do not have the confidence to ride a bike uphill or go for long rides because they fear they might tire easily and would not have the strength to go back. In such cases, the electric bike is highly recommended.
Most people think that an electric bike is a cheat to exercise because there is the motor engine to power the bike. Also, it is the common notion that one doesn’t lose weight in riding an electric bike. In other words, an electric bike is not an exercise machine.
Contrary to popular belief, electric bikes can help a rider lose calories as effectively as a conventional bike. Although it is true that an hour on a regular bike burns more calories than an hour on an electric bike, the reality is that an average cyclist will not likely ride a regular bike as frequent as an electric bike.
Since the electric bike is easier to use than the conventional bike, it can be used frequently whether as a form of aerobic exercise or as a means of serious transportation. The key to burning the calories is to continue pedaling since the rider has to pedal the bike to keep the motor running. While using it as a transportation to work or to the grocery, the rider can turn off the motor and pedal the bike instead. The more you ride the bike and pedal it, the more calories you burn.