When’s your best time to exercise? Experts reckon adults need around 30 minutes of exercise each day to be considered “healthy”. But finding 30 minutes in between work or school, commuting, eating, sleeping – oh, and relaxing at the end of the day – is tricky, isn’t it?
For most of us, we have to go ”out of our way” to fit exercise into our lives. In short, it’s an inconvenience.
The only solution is to build exercise into your current lifestyle, with as little interruption as possible. One practical idea iscycling for exerciseto get to the shops, cycling to work, school or wherever – simply because its useful.
(You also save lots of money instead of driving a car, or using public transport - and its much quicker too).
However, even that isn’t the best time to exercise all the time. Who likes to turn up to work in a sweaty suit, even have to shower and change when you get to work?
The solution is electric bike exercise– not only will you arrive sweat-free, but you’re likely to become even fitter in the process.Electric bikes feature electric motorswhich assist your pedaling. If you like, you can let it take all the strain and carry you along at a swift 15mph (that’s quick in a city - especially if you’re used to the usual stop-start routine in heavy traffic!).
Funnily though, it’s a very peculiar sensation to be travelling on a bicycle which is whizzing along at 15mph, without pedaling. Perhaps it’s the way pedals never settle in a natural sitting position, or because you feel slightly less balanced or for whatever reason – you tend to keep pedaling, albeit gently.
The net effect of this is your metabolism is raised slightly; that means your heart rate increases, you breathe harder, more blood is being pumped around your body, endorphins (your bodies “feel good” drug) are released and believe it or not, you are exercising.
Cheating? Barely. It’s an entirely psychological thing – it’s all in the mind. Once you start exercising gently, you tend not to notice it. And over the course of a 10, 15 – even half hour commute each way you’ll be raising your metabolism.Discover how electric bike exercise is more likely to help you exercise than an ordinary bicycle (really).
Ask questions and join in discussion with hundreds of electric bike users
Ask questions and join in discussion with hundreds of electric bike users.
Peter Eland, editor of Electric Bike Magazine puts together a fantastic quarterly magazine. And you can read it all online too.