Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. At this year’s Interbike trade show…e-bikes were everywhere. With the most common e-bikes….an electric motor gives you a boost while you pedal. So does that mean they aren’t so good for you? At the University of Tennessee…Professor Chris Cherry has been looking at that issue …and more…
“You don’t get your heart rate really high…and I think that’s one of the allures of e-bikes, especially for commuting as you don’t want to be all sweaty and really messed up. So you don’t get that peak, vigorous physical activity as often as you would with a bicycle, yet you still get this moderate level that doctor’s recommend.”
Another reason e-bikes can be healthy….they are simply fun to ride….and that means owners tend to get out and use them more often. To be sure…they are more expensive than traditional bikes….but shop around and you can find many models becoming more affordable.
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