Baby Boomers are quickly becoming the biggest market for eBikes, and for good reason.
eBike improves health!
According to a study from the University of Colorado Boulder, using an eBike on a regular basis can provide riders with an effective workout while improving aspects of cardiovascular health, especially for those who have been previously inactive.
Traditionally, cycling has been viewed as a strenuous exercise option that is reserved for the young and fit. However, eBikes offer an easy and low-impact way to ride. And, with the built-in electric motor, it’s easier to cover greater distances and handle hilly terrain.
The University of Colorado Boulder study
Recruited twenty non-exercising volunteers who were sedentary commuters, and asked them to substitute their sedentary commute for riding their eBike for a minimum of 40 minutes three times per week. After just one month, the volunteers saw improvements in their cardiovascular health, including increased aerobic capacity and improved blood sugar control.
Pedelec bicycles are designed to provide motorised assistance up to speeds of 20 miles (32kms) per hour, making them a perfect option for Baby Boomers looking to get exercise without it feeling like a chore. The riders involved in the study rode at an average speed of 12.5 miles per hour and reported no accidents or crashes, demonstrating the safety and ease of use of eBikes.
With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, there is a rapidly growing market for eBikes. They offer a way for Boomers to stay active and enjoy the many benefits of cycling without putting unnecessary strain on their bodies.
Baby Boomers are the biggest market for eBikes and for good reason. The ease of use, low-impact exercise, and cardiovascular benefits make it the perfect exercise for an aging population. The University of Colorado Boulder study provides evidence that eBikes can help physically inactive non-cyclists achieve recommended daily fitness levels, and act as a perfect substitute for sedentary commutes.
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