What Is Low-Impact Exercise?
When it comes to individual exercise, we usually think of running, weight lifting, fast-walking, and jumping rope, to name a few. But are these examples of common low-impact exercises? The answer is NO. And it is important to understand the difference and the effects of various forms of exercise to maintain maximum health and avoid unnecessary injury.
According to the American Sports & Fitness Association, low-impact exercise is “exercise that results in minimal impact on your joints.” When using low-impact exercises, your joints don’t have as much pressure exerted on them. It is often the “go-to” method of exercise for people returning to better health from an injury or those who may be new to working out. It is also ideal for people with arthritis, joint pain of any kind, those who are advancing in age, and whose bones and joints may not be as strong and supple as they used to be.
Benefits of Low Impact Exercises
Besides the benefit of not having potentially injurious pressure on your joints while working out, there are a few other advantages of low-impact exercise we want to highlight.
The first benefit is that low-impact exercise enables a person’s body to bounce back between exercise sessions more quickly. When you’re constantly doing high-impact activities like running or weightlifting, more rest days are required between each exercise period for your muscles to repair. But swimming, biking, or yoga (all of which are minimally weight-bearing) enable you to reduce the number of rest days in between and get back to doing what you love quicker.
You need to make sure you’re performing the exercise correctly, but when you reduce the impact on your joints, your body will be under less stress, leading to fewer overall injuries.
The last benefit is mental health. Harvard did a recent eye-opening study. It shows that normal cadence walking for one hour a day decreases your risk of major depression. Getting outside and exercising is beneficial not just for your physical health but also for your mental health.
Above all, remember to listen to your body and figure out a workout schedule, the degree of intensity, and the timeframes that work best for you.
Biking Is Coming In HOT For Low-Impact Exercisers
Besides walking, biking is becoming very popular! And it’s one of our personal favorite ways of exercising.
Getting outside, feeling the fresh air on your face, and moving your body without putting strain on your joints, are just a few benefits of cycling.
But what makes us love this form of moving our bodies, even more, is the chance to incorporate electric bikes (e-bikes) like Pedego. Regardless of whether you’re in tip-top shape or starting to slow down, using an electric bike provides you the freedom to do more, go more places, and see more while you are healthily exercising.
Why Invest In An Electric Bike?
Now, you might be wondering how the benefits of investing in an electric bike outweigh a manual one.
Why invest in a Pedego e-bike?
1). Are Adaptable
A Pedego e-bike provides you an opportunity to choose between 3 unique riding models — no assistance, pedal-assist system, or battery operating system. These options allow you to find what works best for you and still move your body.
2). Are Designed To Help You Travel Farther
Depending on the bike that you choose from our wide variety of 18 models, you’re able to go farther. These are just a few examples that we wanted to highlight.
- Our Pedego City Commuter Mid-Drive Edition has a 48-volt battery and can take you up to 60 miles on one charge.
- If you’re into Mountain biking, check out our Trail Tracker, on which you can go up to 56 miles per charge.
- The Interceptor Platinum Edition, designed to traverse urban environments, allows you to go up to 60 miles with each charge.
- The Pedego Element, with safe, fat tires, can take you 40 miles before you need to charge the battery.
Each of our e-bikes has qualities that make them stand out, but there is one consistent factor: the ability to ride farther with ease.
3). Provide Powerful Health And Wellness Benefits
You might be wondering how an electric bike can still provide health benefits or even be considered exercise. Every Pedego gives you the chance to still pedal, and you can get your movement in for the day, and then use the battery to go even further, to explore and see more!
Start Riding Today
Regardless of your age, or physical capabilities, e-bikes are a great way of getting outside while getting in some low-impact exercises.