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Electric motors and bikes

In cycling competitions, such as the Tour de France, installing an electric motor and a lithium ion battery on your bike is highly discouraged, as it is a form of cheating; it is known as mechanical doping. However, for the rest of the human population, riding an electric bike, also known as an e-bike, could be a great option for keeping healthy.

Good Exercise

Physical fitness is essential to healthy living, and exercising without putting too much pressure or stress on one’s muscles and joints is fun. With an electric bike, stress-free exercising is no longer a dream. People can now climb higher, and ride faster and longer than they would do on traditional bikes. While there are people who believe that riding an e-bike is not an excellent way to burn calories because there is no hard work involved, it is worth setting the record straight that this is a fundamentally flawed assumption. As a matter of fact, e-bikes are known to be effective when it comes to getting fit, as they are easier on the joints. The bikes are basically the same as traditional bikes, only that they (e-bikes) are fitted with a lithium ion battery and motor-powered pedal assistance.

Disease Prevention

Adding exercise to one’s daily routine goes a long way in preventing conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure. Exercise is also known to prevent certain types of cancer. With an electric bike, exercising on a regular basis becomes fun, and this translates to these benefits.