Cycling on two wheels is a very popular hobby and a fun activity for all age ranges. But when you cycle on three wheels, you’re having real fun now! As we age, we face the fear of falling or losing range of motion, and riding a traditional bike can become a challenge. An electric trike might be your answer for experiencing many age-related concerns in conjunction with physical activity.
A recent study by Harvard shows nearly 41% of older adults aged 65-79 have at least one self-care, household activity, or mobility disability, but for those 80 and over, this share rises to nearly 71%. This can make it challenging to get around, resulting in a sedentary lifestyle and increased health problems. Electric trikes offer a solution by providing a simple and efficient way to get around. They are easy to operate and once you begin your electric trike journey, you won't look back.
Let’s look more into why electric trikes are a good choice for seniors today!
Uses All Muscle Groups
A trike is an excellent way to increase your heart rate and break a sweat at your own pace. The third wheel allows you to reduce the impact on your knees while receiving the full benefits of a quality workout. This low-impact exercise can help you build strength and stamina in all muscle groups, including your core, legs, and arms.
The release of the happy hormones which occurs during physical exercise can combat depression and anxiety, as well as reduce stress. This can give you some much-needed time to slow down and enjoy the moment.
As we age, we often forget that we need to continually use muscle groups and skills to maintain and achieve optimal health outcomes. The pedaling process requires various muscle groups to work in tandem. Your hand-eye coordination will help you steer the trike and improve these skills overall with more use. With our e-trikes, the power assist enables a rider to focus on their coordination while riding with more ease.
Reduces Risk of Disease
Stroke recovery patients can often benefit from riding a trike due to the physical and cardiovascular benefits trikes offer. Exercise, in general, can reduce the overall risk of age-related ailments and decrease the likelihood of obesity and heart disease.
Electric trikes are a good choice for seniors because they provide numerous health benefits through safe, low-impact exercise. Are you ready to join the fun??
Don't let retirement stop you from living an active and independent lifestyle. With an e-trike, seniors can easily stay on the move and enjoy all the benefits that come with it. We've heard it over and over from Electric Trikers in ourFacebook Owners Group. Feel free to join this group to get real-life insight from e-trike owners themselves!
Age is just a number. It's never too late to get out there and start pedaling your way to better health. Contact us via email or give us a call and our team of experts will help you in any way that we can!