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Ride an e-Bike to Wellness

Looking for a fun and effective way to stay healthy?

Cycling is a great form of exercise that can improve your overall health and wellness. 

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Looking for a fun and effective way to boost your physical and mental wellness? Consider incorporating cycling into your routine! With its low impact and customizable intensity, cycling is a great fitness option for all levels.


Whether you use your bike to commute, explore new places, or train for races, you'll enjoy a variety of benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, increased strength and endurance, reduced stress and anxiety, and a greater sense of community.

Sarah's Story

A fitness enthusiast who loves to cycle. Sarah has been cycling for years, but lately, she's been feeling the burn in her knees and hips. The hills that used to be a challenge for her are now becoming too much to handle.


Sarah's friend, Tina, suggests that she try an electric bike. Sarah is hesitant at first, thinking that it's cheating and not a real cycling experience. But Tina tells her about the benefits of e-bikes, how they're more inclusive and allow people of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy bicycling.

Sarah decides to give it a try and rents an electric bike for the day. She's amazed at how easy it is to cycle up hills and how much farther she can go without feeling exhausted. She also realises that she's still getting a workout, just not as intense as before.


After that day, Sarah is hooked. She decides to invest in her own electric bike and starts using it for commuting and running errands. She even joins a local e-bike group and meets other people who share her newfound love for electric biking.


Sarah learns from her experience that e-bikes are not a replacement for traditional cycling, but rather a supplement. They offer the opportunity for people to ride longer periods of time and go greater distances, making cycling more accessible to everyone. And, most importantly, e-bikes can provide moderate physical activity, which is what doctors recommend for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Thanks to e-bikes, Sarah is able to continue doing what she loves - cycling - without the added strain on her joints and muscles. And she's excited to see more people embracing e-bikes as a way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.

Riding a bike is a great way to stay physically active and healthy. At NEWSTART 2 Wellness, we understand the importance of regular physical activity for overall health and wellbeing. Regular exercise can help prevent serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental illness, and arthritis. Cycling is one of the best ways to stay physically active and fit as it is low-impact, easy on the joints, and can be done by people of all ages and fitness levels.

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment.

Riding to work or the shops is one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with your everyday routine. An estimated one billion people ride bicycles every day – for transport, recreation and sport.

Benefits of Riding a Bike

1. Cycling may help you lose weight. Cycling habitually, especially at a high intensity, can help lower your body fat levels, which promotes healthy weight management (1). Additional studies suggest that including sprint and strength training with regular cycling may temporarily increase your metabolism and build muscle, which allows you to burn more calories, even while at rest (2).
2. Cycling will help strengthen your legs. Cycling improves overall function in your lower body and strengthens your leg muscles without overstressing your joints. It targets your quads, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. To make your legs even stronger and enhance your cycling performance, try doing weightlifting exercises, such as squats, leg presses, and lunges, a few times per week (3Trusted Source).

3. Cycling is good for beginners. Riding a bike is fairly simple. If you have difficulty with a standard bicycle, stationary bikes are a great alternative. If you’re new to fitness or bouncing back from an injury or illness, you can cycle at a low intensity. As you get more fit, you can increase the intensity or continue to cycle at a chill pace. Studies have shown that even sedentary people reap the health benefits of cycling, so it can be a great introduction for exercise novices (1).

4. Cycling may lower cholesterol. The health-enhancing effects of cycling may help improve cholesterol levels, which can boost your cardiovascular health and lower your chances of stroke and heart attack. According to one review of 300 studies, indoor cycling has a positive effect on total cholesterol. It may boost HDL (good) cholesterol levels while lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels (4Trusted Source).
5. Cycling boosts mental health and brain power. Cycling can ease feelings of stress, depression, or anxiety. Focusing on the road or your cadence when cycling can help you develop concentration and awareness of the present moment. This may help take your focus away from the mental chatter of your day. Research backs this up. One study found that biking outside improved cognitive functioning and well-being for older adults. 
If you find yourself feeling lethargic, listless, or like your brain is moving slowly, get on your bike for at least 10 minutes. Exercise promotes the release of endorphins in your body, which helps you feel better while lowering your stress levels. As the study above found, exercise outdoors only increases these effects. You may feel more confident and content once you make cycling a regular part of your life.

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​6. Cycling can help people with cancer. Cycling is a fantastic addition to your care plan if you have or are recovering from cancer. However, many cancer patients experience low energy and pain during treatment, so be sure to work with your care team, listen to your body, and exercise only if you’re up for it. Cycling can also help keep you lean and fit, which may reduce your risk for certain types of cancer, including breast cancer. According to research from 2019, if you have breast cancer, staying active may help reduce side effects of cancer treatment, including fatigue, and improve your overall quality of life.


7.  Cycling can offer a positive start to your morning. Beginning your day with a healthy activity like cycling wakes you up by boosting your circulation and allows you to start your day with a sense of accomplishment. You may feel more inclined to make healthy, positive choices as the day progresses (8). Fasted morning rides at a low intensity may burn fat, enhance endurance performance, and boost your energy and metabolism levels all day (9Trusted Source). The caveat? The research seems to show that this is mainly true for casual bikers, and it’s not recommended that highly trained athletes fast before long endurance rides (9Trusted Source).

8.  Cycling may help prevent and manage medical conditions. Whether you want to prevent health concerns from arising or manage existing conditions, regular exercise is key. Cycling regularly is one way to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and its possible accompanying health concerns. Regular exercise can help prevent heart issues such as stroke, heart attack, and high blood pressure. Cycling may also help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. In fact, very recent research suggests regular cycling can lower mortality rates for people with diabetes by 24% and, if continued for at least 5 years, can decrease mortality rates by 35%.


  1. Cycling is environmentally friendly. Reduce your carbon footprint by riding your bike whenever possible. Recent research in Europe found that commuting by bike instead of by car once a day decreases your transportation carbon footprint by 67%. Cycling is a great replacement for transportation options that involve sitting in traffic for extended periods. It’s especially useful when you’re going places that are a bit too far to walk, but you don’t want to take a car. A bonus is not having to fight for a parking space in crowded areas.

  2. Cycling improves balance, posture, and coordinationAs you stabilize your body and keep your bike upright, you’ll improve your overall balance and coordination and even your gait. Balance tends to decline with age and inactivity, so it’s vital to stay on top of it. Improved balance is beneficial in the prevention of falls and fractures, which can help decrease your risk of injury and keep you off the side-lines.

  3. Cycling is a low impact option. Cycling is easy on your body, providing a gentle, low impact option for people who want an intense workout without stressing their joints (18). Cycling is a great option for people who have joint concerns or overall stiffness, especially in the lower body.

  4. Cycling may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseaseCycling is a fantastic way to raise your heart rate, improve cardiovascular function, and enhance your overall fitness level. The results of a 2019 review suggest that cycling is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. It’s also associated with lower mortality rates and lower rates of physiological risk factors such as diabetes, physical inactivity, and high blood pressure.

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