For most of us, a sedentary lifestyle has become part of our daily routine. Sitting down for hours on end, whether it's for work or our social life, requires getting a little creative in order to inject some activity into our day-to-day! In this Blix blog, we'll discuss why we need to be active and how an ebike can help. Learn more below!
Why do we need to be active?
Living an active lifestyle boasts more benefits than one might think. For starters, it lowers our blood pressure as shown in a study conducted by Brigham and the Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Being active also strengthens your heart. The heart is a muscle just like your biceps and triceps. If we train it, it gets stronger. Regular exercise strengthens the heart, respiratory system and lungs which aid in reducing the risk of heart disease.
One of the biggest problems to date in the U.S. is Diabetes. Nationwide, diabetes rates have nearly doubled in the past 20 years. Maintaining an active lifestyle is important in helping to prevent Diabetes as it increases our bodies sensitivity to insulin levels and helps us maintain a healthy body weight.
These are only a few reasons why an active lifestyle is crucial to long-term health both physically and mentally. However, with all of our busy lives, fitting in exercise seems impossible or feels like a chore. This is where an ebike saves the day!
How can an ebike help?
With an ebike you can change the way you commute to and from work on a daily basis. By using pedal assist and a throttle on your Blix, you can choose how much exercise you get; including whether or not you want to break a sweat before a meeting. Riding frequently even using higher levels of pedal assist will still get your body moving and as you ride you'll find it easier to pedal, meaning your resistance will increase and cardiovascular fitness will improve.
Additionally, if you are looking for exercise and don't work or commute, an ebike is a great option for leisure riding. This is especially true if you suffer from joint pain, physical impairments or are starting a new exercise routine. Ebikes provide low-impact cardio which is easier on the joints, but still provides a great calorie burn!
Exercising doesn't have to feel like a chore, ebikes are fun and encourage you to continue riding! Studies have shown that ebikes offer similar exercise benefits to those of regular cyclists because ebike riders feel more empowered and have more fun to ride as much as possible. You can meet new friends, switch up date night, and even bring the kids along to start teaching healthy habits young. Ebikes might provide the push you need to get active and Blix ebikes are ready for every adventure!
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