A recent Norwegian study found that e-bike riders needed to exert 22% less energy than traditional bicycles, which is an excellent alternative for cycling long distances or the elderly who may need a bit more assistance. Of course, this less effort doesn’t take away from the health benefits of riding an e-bike.
Much like riding a traditional bicycle, riding city e-bikes lead to improved cardiovascular health, improved aerobic capacity, and good blood sugar control. E-bikes provide a fantastic source of sustained aerobic exercise and the heavier frame allows for great strengthening of muscles, bones, and joints as well as increasing core strength.
E-bikes also provide the additional benefit of allowing a rider to cover longer distances in comparison to traditional bicycles as riders have to exert 22% less energy. Riders found that e-bikes brought their average daily cycling trips up from 0.9 to 1.4 and that it more than doubled the average length of their trips from 4.8 to 10.3 kilometres. It is encouraging news as riders say 95% of them found it easier to exercise on an e-bike compared to a traditional bicycle and that they still experience physical effort 95% of the time.
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