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What is an e-bike?
When we hear an electric bicycle, the first image we imagine may be a scooter or electric motorcycle.
In fact, they look pretty different. Think about a regular and traditional bicycle, then add several electrical components to it like a motor, battery, and controller, at last, you integrate all components into the design.
Finally, an e-bike is complete.
Traditional bikes are difficult to control for people who have different levels of cycling abilities, thus the e-bikes make cycling possible for different groups, especially the people who have keen issues or heart disease but want to cycle with their families on weekends or holidays. Moreover, e-bikes are popular with elderly people because now they can cycle for decades longer than previous generations, also various e-bike types are safer and easier to ride for them. With the aging crisis in this world, the daily outgoing of the elderly is greatly restricted when their family members cannot be with them all day. But because of the different types of e-bikes, these groups can get out and keep exercising, which will relieve other family members from several burdens and allow them to work at ease.
An e-bike travel trip with friends makes everyone comfortable and closer to nature, which can also take a different feeling from work. With the help of special electric motor design, people can plan a short journey or a little longer trip in less time with families, friends, or colleagues.
Let’s think about if you choose e-bikes, how happy your family will be? You can plan trips with them and you will have less pressure in taking care of the elderly.
The additional push provided by the e-bike’s electric motor makes it easy to ride, especially for many people who suffered either serious physical health conditions or debilitating mental illnesses. Compared with traditional bikes, e-bikes have the potential to provide the same health benefits due to the higher biking speeds, greater motor energy, and longer ride times.
These physical health benefits from e-bikes include getting different levels of exercise, improving cardiac health, improving blood sugar levels and immune system, strengthening muscles, bones, and joints, being able to keep cycling as we aging.
As we all know that, riding belongs to a type of aerobic exercise, sustained aerobic exercise helps us lose weight or keep fit. For many people, if they use the e-bike as part of their daily life, such as commuting to work, they can benefit from it even they do not have enough time to do the outdoor exercise. Thanks to e-bikes, we can guarantee ourselves time and space to exercise muscles, lungs, and heart while enjoying a bit of fresh air to make up for our sedentary lifestyle.
Mental health is as important as physical benefits gained from e-bikes, which help us achieve a healthier state of mind. In fact, riding an electric bike for recreation or basic transportation will improve our brain function.
It’s well-known that fresh air and sunlight are significant for our health being. E-bikes riding meets this demand and offers us more chances to get close to nature, which provides a relaxed and sober life for us.
Regular exercise, for example, riding an electric bike, may contribute to better sleep and fight insomnia. Getting regular exercise helped us fall asleep more quickly than those who live a sedentary lifestyle. People who exercised frequently were also less likely to wake up during the night than people who did not exercise. Also, when we exercised less we complained about sleep problems more.
As more and more people like this outdoor sport, many cycling clubs, teams, or organizations pull together large groups who enjoy the same interest or have the same talking topic, which can help them enrich their off-work life.
For the elder people or those who recovery from knee surgery or other surgeries, traditional bikes may be difficult for them to cycling again. But the e-bike offers a simple solution to them and helps them start cycling again, also provide more confidence in them in cycling and making friends.
E-bikes and commute
E-bikes are an extraordinary choice in contrast to traditional bikes, public transportation, and vehicles if you’re looking for another healthy and convenient way to get to work. Riding an e-bike to commute can be much less expensive than driving or taking public transportation.
As a commuter, e-bikes are healthier than traditional bikes collecting dust or vehicle exhaust because e-bikes are faster than traditional bikes and you will spend less time on the road.
We know that regular exercise can help us reduce stress and depression with relaxation. If you use e-bikes every day, you are likely to have decreased mortality compared with non-cyclists regardless of other physical exercises that they engage in. After all, e-bikes play an important role in improving our general well-being in the future.
What's different from a sedentary lifestyle is, riders can stay active during their commute, but with the help of the electric assistance available on e-bike motor, riders can maintain composure, refreshed, and relaxed upon arrival. So we won’t arrive to work sweaty and out of breath.
Due to the electric motor assist, the commuters can cover much longer distances with much less effort than traditional bicycles, so you can arrive at a wider range with the e-bikes if you choose to do so.
Thanks to the special design, you will be surprised to find that parking becomes easy and convenient! Firstly, you no longer must circle the parking lot in search of a spot or pay for the parking fee. Secondly, you can simply lock your e-bike up and go to your office, which also saves you time. Another obvious benefit to commuting with e-bikes is the long-term cost benefits over public transportation or maintenance of private cars. Thus, riding e-bikes to commute is both time-saving and money-saving.
E-bikes and environment
Pollution-free, noise pollution-free, and environmentally friendly are other reasons to ride e-bikes.
E-bikes provide zero emissions, which means they do not release toxic gases and smog, or any vehicle exhaust that result in respiratory and other health issues. As such, e-bikes do not contribute to air pollution, meaning they are beneficial for urban areas or large cities severely affected by automobile exhaust.
Compared with other motorized transport, the e-bikes will not generate dust or vehicle exhaust, which can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as well as reduce stress and exposure to polluted air.
Also, e-bikes emit little so they do not result in noise pollution to those groups who living, schooling, or walking on the roadsides.
Riding the e-bikes can reduce your reliance on motorized transport and do your bit to help the environment. Therefore, it can help you pursue a greener lifestyle and keep a healthy mind.
When riding an e-bike, the different feelings will encourage you that you do need it for your daily life.
Maybe after you own an electric bike, the benefits and changes it brings to you will not be immediately shown.
But after long-term use, you will find a little change in your life, including the relationship with your families and friends, the changes in your work, and in your health.
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