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21 April 2022

Benefits of Low-Impact Exercises

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?


Pedego bikes:


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.

If you’re interested in learning more or test driving one of the bikes, contact the location nearest to you. We have Pedego stores in Walled Lake, Michigan, and Mt. Dora, Florida


11 March 2022

Health Benefits Of Spending More Time Outside

Throughout life, it’s common to hear that getting outside is essential for our physical and mental health, but do we truly understand the benefits?

More than likely, the answer is “no.” That’s okay because we’re going to break it down for you and discuss why it’s now more important than ever, to invest in your freedom and your ability to explore the great outdoors.


Five Benefits of Getting Outside

Being In Nature Improves Mental Health

When we spend more of our time out in the fresh air, feeling the wind on our face or the sunlight on our body, and surrounded by beauty, it helps us be present.

With the rise of technology, we can become so addicted to social media, and scrolling through other people’s lives, that we forget to focus on our own well-being, and simply experience our own moments.

According to Mind.org, by taking time every day to go outside, we can notice an improvement in our mood, feel less anxious or stressed, and feel more confident and relaxed.


Nature Boosts Your Immunity

Besides our mental health, our physical health and immunity can improve when we spend time outside.

Our bodies need Vitamin D to properly function. This comes from sunlight, and when we don’t have enough, it weakens our immune system. A new study from Georgetown University Medical Center shows that sunlight can increase the speed of our T cells, which is an essential part of our immune system to fight off illnesses.


Increasing Social Interaction

If this COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that we can’t do life on our own, and we need other people.

When we get outside, whether we’re participating in a sport, hiking, or simply going for a walk, there’s always a way for us to add social interaction.

Rather than staying in a rut of exercising alone, be intentional. Reach out to a friend or family member, and plan a time to go for a walk. You can keep each other accountable to meet up once a week to catch up on life while getting your steps in.


Helps To Generate Creativity

Have you noticed that your best ideas come when you’re out in nature? Well, it’s not a fluke. When we’re in a relaxed state, we have a better chance of thinking creatively and seeing the bigger picture rather than what’s right in front of us. 


Improve Your Focus

Trying to stay focused can seem like a full-time job, in and of itself, some days. So, if you’re noticing that you are getting distracted, take a 10-minute walk. Even in that short amount of time, it allows our brain to decompress and take a break from what is draining us.

After taking that break, we have a better chance of staying focused on the task at hand.


Invest In Your Freedom And Ability To Enjoy Nature

One of our favorite ways to explore the great outdoors is riding a Segway or Pedego electric bike. Regardless of your stage of life, personal mobility products are a way to invest in yourself.

Segways act as a personal transporter while allowing you to explore everything from your local community to the trails and pathways, allowing you to see new places you weren’t able to see before. Plus, Segways can cover a variety of terrain from dirt, grass, pavement, and other surfaces, which gives you the flexibility and true freedom to explore. 

Pedego E-bikes allow you to enjoy the benefits of being outside without getting overly tired. With a powerful battery, a pedal-assist system, throttle, and the ability to ride with no assistance, you’re able to find the speed that works best for you. The 3 riding modes allow riders to get exercise at their own pace and get assistance when needed.

In the end, these two products provide you with a reliable method of high-performance transportation that reduces your carbon footprint while providing the health benefits of being outdoors in nature.


Keep On Rolling

We provide two locations to help you find the right outdoor recreation solution for you; Great Lakes Segway based in Michigan and Segway of Central Florida, in Florida. We are committed to helping you find your perfect mobility preference. If you’re interested in learning more about our products, contact the location nearest to you.