It's that time of year again, Punxsutawney Phil had his time in the sun and gave us his predictions is it an early spring or more winter?
The groundhog has spoken and six more weeks of winter is what is on the horizon.
If Phil is right, (he often isn't) we could be in store for up to 6 more weeks of chilly weather. Have no fear however, because our guide on how to cycle through the cold with ease has got you covered!
Another interesting fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), is that February is the month that the flu season usually hits its peak in the United States.
Now, do not panic. You don't have to mix several garlic cloves into your morning juice, and smell like a vampire hunter for the rest of the week (even though it could probably help).
According to the following experts, you can actually avoid the flu by simply hopping on your ebike, regularly.
- Professor Tim Noakes, of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, explains how mild exercise, such as riding an electric bike, prompts our bodies to release a protein called endogenous pyrogen. This protein increases the body’s temperature, making it more hostile to invading bugs, while also increasing the activity of our white blood cells. These vital cells are responsible for the disposing of harmful viruses.
- Even if you have not officially caught the flu, if you feel like you might be getting sick, any form of exercise can bolster your immune system. Your electric bike is the perfect tool for the job. Cycle with low-impact and at your own pace to break a sweat without overdoing it.
- Cycle more for an overall healthier lifestyle and strengthened immune system. A study, in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, that was carried out by academics at the Appalachian State University in North Carolina, found that taking part in exercise regularly means that the body becomes more vigilant to viruses and bacteria that can cause conditions such as the common cold.
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