Riding any type of bike is a good way to get some movement in your day but an electric bike (ebike) with pedal assistance has advantages over a non-assisted bike for baby boomers. An ebike allows you to get the exercise you need without unnecessary strain on muscles or joints, run errands without getting exhausted, go on recreational rides, and have fun. If you’ve decided an ebike is for you, there are some features that older adult should look for in an ebike to assure the maximum safety and comfort.
Advantages of movement for seniors
As an older adult, it is good to remain active for your health. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do since it can prevent or delay many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also promotes agility and balance that everyone needs to deal with all the stresses of life. Following are some of the benefits of movement:
Every style of bike available today is also available with a pedal assist feature. So if you prefer a hybrid, mountain, road, cruiser, recumbent, tricycle or tandem with thin or fat tires you will be able to find one with a motor and battery for a boost. Here are some of the features available in many of these styles that are beneficial for older adults.
An ebike will enable a senior an opportunity to get some much needed exercise that will benefit their health and allow more fun. Selecting features that make an older adult comfortable enable going further and on longer rides.
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