Get Fit And Help The Planet In The Process

Audi e-bike WoertherseeAs the end of the year approaches and the start of a new one begins, cue all of the people saying this will be the year they get fit. Well, 2015 could in fact be the year that happens.

We all do things when they’re convenient, like getting in the car and driving to the shops or putting a ready meal in the microwave for 3 minutes, but getting fit does take effort – it doesn’t happen overnight.

Although, using a bike instead of the car for small journeys may take a few more minutes, but small steps can lead to great things. And, if you invest in an electric bike, then you can use your bicycle for longer journeys too. In fact, some can reach up to 50 miles on one single charge – which is incredible!

Many people may be surprised to learn that they can ride one of these electric bikes with zero emissions and no noise and that they are better for the environment than traditional bicycles. What most people don’t realize is that they’re also better for your health. According to research, riding an american made e bike can improve your VO2 Max, which is the maximum amount of oxygen your heart can pump with each beat.

So, instead of struggling to ride up a number of hills, the bike can make light work of it and you can still get fit throughout the rest of the journey. You’ll also feel better for it.

Biking is much more enjoyable than walking and it’s quicker too. Obviously even more when you decide to purchase one of the aforementioned electric bikes from a company such as Aventon. And if you opt to use a bike instead of driving to work, you are creating fewer emissions too – which is obviously a good thing. Getting fit and helping the environment is like ‘catching two birds with one net’. It’s almost too good to be true.

bike_1441574c[1]If fitness is you’re main priority, then you will already be aware that gym memberships can be expensive. But once you have paid the initial cost for your electric bike, there are very little maintenance costs. Everybody knows that a car can be expensive to repair as well, so you will not only save money on fuel but you’ll save money on expensive parts, tyres and keeping it clean.

There are a number of benefits to using your car less and using your electric bike more, beyond the costs, but this money saving can be used to buy yourself something nice. Getting fit in the process is a bonus and can be achieved a lot quicker by biking to work instead of using the car.