Sometimes the world seems so dangerous. We worry about accidents, cancer, and criminals potentially lurking around the corner. Actually, there's a much quieter, much closer concern that many of us overlook.
Inactivity is currently the world's fourth leading cause of death. It's a problem often confused and conflated with laziness and personal choice, but in reality the issue is geographic, systemic, and woven into the structure of modern living. (EuroNews)
That statement may sound shocking, but the numbers back it up.
This is a particular concern for children. If they are not active enough when they are young, they could deal with poor cardio, weak bones, and chronic illnesses for the rest of their lives.
Inactivity is terrible for the body. Unfortunately, some seasons in life make it more difficult for us to stay active than others. During the pandemic, with lockdowns, work-from-home, and virtual schooling, many people were likely to be less active than they ever had been before.
In some cases, however, since all activities were closed off except for sidewalks, parks, and the open air, many people have found their perspectives on outdoor exercise shifting.
This is great news.
As we learned in the statistics above, it's in our best interests to find ways to stay moving. In some cases, movement will literally help us live longer!
If you're looking for ways to stay active, we suggest you take up cycling.
Though there are many benefits to cycling, here are a few that especially stand out.
While many workout routines have high skill thresholds, require special coaching, or involve intense physical exertion, cycling is relatively easy for beginners. You can always increase your speed, distance, and intensity down the road; but for getting started, all you have to do is strap on a helmet, swing your leg over the bike, and start peddling.
While some people do choose to cycle indoors, outdoor cycling is extremely popular. When your cycling takes you outside, you not only get the benefits of movement, but you can also enjoy the fresh air and sunshine (which can help your body produce healthy amounts of vitamin D).
If you want to be more active but are worried about the stress on your joints, cycling is a great low-impact option for keeping fit and building muscle and cardio without straining your body.
There's never been a better time to get started with cycling.
Choose a bike that works for you, plan a safe and enjoyable route, and get moving!
Climate change has been an issue of global concern for a long time now, with governments and experts holding conventions and deliberations on ways to reduce carbon emissions, the main cause of climate change. This need to reduce carbon emissions has seen the world shift to cleaner energy sources, which has paved the way for the invention of electric transport such as electric cars. But while cleaner automobiles and trains will play a part in reducing carbon emissions and mitigating climate change, they are just a small part of what needs to be done.
For many years, many economies of the world have been dependent on fossil fuels as their primary source of energy. This heavy reliance on fossil fuels has had a toll on the environment. We have observed drastic changes in climatic patterns resulting from global warming, due to high levels of carbon emissions from engines running on fossil fuels. This has led to the adoption of electricity as a more environmentally friendly alternative source of energy.
We have had a boom in the number of people using E-bikes in the recent past. What makes these bikes unique is the fact that they run on an electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries.
With this influx of E-bikes, the main question is whether or not these lithium-ion batteries can sustainably meet our energy needs.