It has long been known that–especially to those for whom higher impact workouts are a challenge–cycling can provide many health benefits. As a mode of transportation, it also provides many environmental benefits. Some still faced limitations for physical and/or topographical reasons, though. E-bikes are changing that for many people.
E-bikes are a lot like regular bicycles, except there's an electric motor to help you go faster with less effort. This helps with both types of limitations by helping them with the effort it takes to pedal, even uphill.
E-bike sales have risen rapidly and are expected to keep rising, reaching 130 million sales in only 4 years. Why? According to Popular Science, recently manufacturers switched to lithium-ion batteries from heavier, more expensive options which made them more accessible.
Their popularity is also due in part to climate change. People are looking to reduce their carbon footprint but electric cars are too expensive and standard bikes are slower and more difficult. E-bikes are exactly what they've been looking for.
In that same Popular Science article, they mention that:
A British survey of 2,000 commuters found that, in just 5 years, switching to e-bikes could save them £7,791 on average. Since e-bikes are more beneficial for health, the environment, and your wallet, its understandable popularity is going to keep growing. So maybe you too should get on board with this new trend and join the race to better health, more wealth, and a happier planet.
COVID-19 has had us social distancing and quarantining for so long that some of the most routine aspects of life have become obsolete. A night out with friends is, quite literally, out. Casual interactions with new acquaintances have gotten even more awkward — you'll be met with shaking heads if you try to shake hands.
Some days, it feels like we're forgetting what "normal" looks like. Despite this, it's more important than ever to maintain healthy habits and routines. And you know what they say... you never forget how to ride a bike.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all of us for a loop. Some of our normal strategies for navigating everyday life are no longer safe, and "everyday life" is no longer recognizable.
In these unprecedented times of stress and confusion, we offer three life hacks to help get you power through this pandemic:
2020 has brought with it a myriad of challenges, the novel coronavirus being perhaps the most pressing. People around the world are struggling to live their everyday lives while staying healthy and reducing the spread of the disease. Even with a global pandemic, however, the world continues to spin. So do bike tires! But in slightly different ways.