Motorcycles are not only economical commuters and fun tourers, but they also have many health benefits.
If you want to keep yourself both mentally and physically fit, but don’t have time for the gym, try riding a motorbike.
The following are some of the main advantages of riding a bike:
1) Improves brain power:
Driving a car does not require much thought since most cars are automatic and have a host of driver aids, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure, etc.
“Riding a bike requires much more brain power to manage the clutch, gear shift and brakes for both the front and back. A high level of concentration is required to keep yourself stable on the bike due activating various parts of the brain. It therefore increases your concentration and thinking power,” says Dr Sebastian, a consulting neurologist at DoctorSpring, a fast-growing startup in telehealth.
According to Roadtrippers.com riding a motorbike is beneficial for mental health. A ride on a motorcycle can make you mentally strong enough to face daily life challenges. During a ride, you will be exposed to the sunlight which increases your body’s levels of serotonin which is referred to as the “happy chemical” as it improves your mood. Keeping your vehicle safe will also make you happy, which is why you should consider getting a car protection cover for yourself.
While moving in a car, your body remains at rest supported by a seat with almost no muscular activity. When riding a bike, your arms, legs, neck and core muscles remain active. They help you balance and prevent you falling back or forward under acceleration and braking.
According to riderplus.com, your heart becomes stronger, stress hormones drop and blood pressure is reduced.
4) What about riding dirt bikes in the backcountry?
Sam Oldham, a veteran dirt bike rider and owner of DirtBikeSam.com says: “Riding on the trail was my happy place, where I could escape the world. The environment itself will not allow you to be stressed. Also, the whole body physical exercise while climbing obstacles is more beneficial than riding a traditional motorcycle”. Check best off-road tires for healthy driving.
Motorcycles are fun as well as practical. But they also affect your mental and physical health. It lowers stress, improves your mood and gives your body a mild workout.