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10 Advantages and Benefits of Adult Tricycles: For Seniors and Fun Rides

Posted by Yasmeen Rustom on

As a healthy and safe transportation option for seniors, tricycles are a wonderful option. A trike is a type of three-wheeled bicycle with one front wheel, one rear wheel, and one steerable wheel in the center of the frame. Fortunately for seniors who feel more comfortable on this vehicle over a standard bicycle or low-rider bicycle, there are many benefits of trikes: 

Elderly Trike Riders

Elderly people seeking the ease of exercise and just enjoyment of being outdoors have found tremendous help in owning a Liberty Trike. Plus, our 750w motor can help pull a 300 pound rider up an 18% grade with moderate input. For comparison, the standard wheelchair grade incline is 12.5%. This simple, powerful, and durable motor will get you where you want to go, with ease.

Disabled tricycle riders

There are many reasons why an eTrike is a good choice for disabled seniors. It can help complete daily tasks, provide independence, help fulfill some dreams/goals, help boost mental health, etc. The benefits are endless! Many people can use motorized wheelchairs for moving about, but for many people, those wheelchairs are just too heavy and too bulky (and tiring). An EBT etrike is a perfect option for the mobility impaired as it can give relieving rides with its unique features. Plus, we offer an awesome lineup—everything from traditional to fat or recumbent trikes.

For Those Who Lack of Confidence

Trikes are a good option for seniors with limited balance and lower-body strength. For those who lack of confidence, they will have a smooth ride because there’s no jerking from the front wheel. In addition, if a senior is too tired to pedal, they can use an electric wheelchair that is powered by a motor. If there’s not enough time to charge the batteries or if there is no place to charge them, then the rider will have no choice but to pedal it slowly. There are other reasons why tricycles are suitable for seniors.

Coordination and Muscle strength

Tricycles are not as difficult to learn to ride as upright bicycles or motorized wheelchairs. The rider must know how to use his/her legs and arms. The rider can use his/her arms for steering, stomping the pedals with the foot, and also for leaning with the seat.

Great for the environment

As you know, eTrikes are great for the environment! All of the materials used to make a tricycle such as the metal parts, tires, and even its fuel (gasoline) will not end up in a landfill. Instead, they can be recycled and broken down into other products that we use every day. At the same time, tricycles use less energy than motorized wheelchairs since it doesn’t require gasoline.

Allow you to be more social 

Trikes allow you to be more social! You can ride your tricycle at the retirement home or take it out on the street. Riding a tricycle is an activity that brings new friends. Even though your body isn’t as fit as it used to be, there are many benefits of riding a tricycle.

Cycling will strengthen bones

Cycling is a great way for seniors to stay active and improve their overall health. Cycling helps to strengthen bones, which can help prevent osteoporosis. Cycling also helps improve cardiovascular health, increase muscle mass, and reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer.

Seniors will have lots of health benefits

Seniors who maintain a high activity level tend to have higher mobility, as well as a better quality of life. Research shows that cycling is a great way for seniors to maintain their physical fitness. Riding a bicycle can improve balance and coordination, as well as help keep the heart healthy.

Seniors who cycle tend to have a decreased risk of arthritis and can also help maintain bone density and give seniors a sense of independence in their daily lives.

It is also thought that cycling can help to improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Overall, is a good sport for seniors who cannot perform high impact sports due to injuries or other conditions. It is an aerobic activity, so it can help with cardiovascular health.

Affordable Price

In addition to being environmentally friendly, tricycles cost less than most other mobility transportation options. And from what we're told, compared to other brands, the price and quality is unmatched. These are USA-made and great quality!

Trike Basket

The eTrikes typically come equipped with a rear basket. Need even more room for cargo? These baskets are really helpful for storing goods, for example, groceries. You can also use it to store your sweater or jacket. Many seniors use it to go shopping and store goods—the possibilities are endless!

Fun Riding

Rides can be so much fun! eTrikes are very suitable for recreational activities. You can go to the beach, head to a beautiful trail or park with your friends or loved ones. 

Cycling can also help seniors fight against anxiety and depression, as research shows that exercise can help reduce those conditions. 

Balance

You can ride with confidence! The stability of 3 wheels gives riders a sense of stability and safety. After some practice, you'll get the hang of it and become relaxed and ready to take on each ride so confidently.

 

Do you already own an Electric Trike and love it? We'd absolutely love to here how it has helped your journey and independence! Please email us at support@electrictrike.com.


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