How to Enjoy your E-bike in Retirement
Many of the retirees in our community are stuck at home bored, and cannot go outside biking every now and then due to health issues. Studies found the major age group to report being constantly bored are the elderly group of 65 and above. Boredom is dangerous! That might raise an eyebrow, but it's true. Boredom has been proven to cause an earlier death, as boredom releases stress hormones in the body which can lead to cardiovascular diseases. Especially in old age is boredom dangerous for health, as it can also cause fatigue and depression. It’s obvious now that retirement restricts you from doing the activities that require strength, but it doesn't all have to be gray clouds, because this is where E-bikes come in. Movin’ is going to teach our adored retirees how to enjoy your retirement with E-bikes. We are going to go through all the benefits that will come out of using an E-bike in retirement, including staying active, avoiding boredom, meeting new people, and getting to your daily errands.
Our beloved elder community are the people that have a big place in our hearts. Unfortunately, many retirees have health issues, or have had surgeries in the past limiting their physical abilities. Limited strength means riding a regular bicycle to get around is a hard task for many, and therefore our retirees are stuck at home a lot of the time. This is where E-bikes come in. E-bikes are a great option for the elderlies as they will be able to make hour-long trips and errands possible as E-bikes don’t require pedaling. Along with that, E-bikes will motivate you to get out of the house every now and then and go exploring around. A recent study by Pure Electric proved that E-biking improves heart health. It states “As your heart works a little harder while you perform physical activity, it beats faster and stronger to keep your blood pumping around your body.” Cardiovascular complications are no joke, especially as it affects more than 17% of our elderly community, so if you get the chance, buy that E-bike, and get the blood pumping!
Now if you don’t like biking all alone and would rather bike with a group of like-minded people, then you got to sign up for E-bike ride groups. These communities can be found all across social media. There you can plan events, and go on rides together, exploring new trials and meeting new people. Movin’ Mobility has a Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/movinmobility/. In these groups, you can also ask other people for advice on which E-bikes to buy, and get help for any problems with your E-bike.
Now as a retiree, you don’t want to spend all your money on today's insane gas prices to get around with a car. Electric bikes offer you the same durability and efficiency as a car, along with lower maintenance and operation costs. A normal E-bike will need a tune up every 900 to 2,000 kilometers, but this can vary depending on your E-bike brand. So a good tip is to talk to your seller about how often you’ll need maintenance on your bike, and the costs of it. Movin’ electric bicycles are some of the most durable E-bikes on the market, with long range batteries taking you up to 160 km per charge! For more inquiries, ask us at live chat on our website.
Now let's not rush into anything, let's go over the following factors of an E-bike and take into consideration what E-bike we want to choose. First for an E-bike is the frame design, so let’s look over a step-through and step-over E-bike, and find which is best. A step-through frame is probably the one you're looking for, as step-through frames are for everyday commuting, and fun and casual rides. Step-through frames are made for comfort, and are the more affordable options. Movin’ Mobility has a great step-through E-bike design, the Movin’ Pulse. A step-over is the more popular bike frame as it’s commonly used in mountain, road, hybrid and high-end racing bikes. A step over frame is better as it gives riders the ability to have a more balanced ride, while using less pedal force. Movin’ also has a high-end step-over E-bike called the Movin’ Tempo. Another important consideration is customer value. Many companies in today's world do not care enough for their customers to help them if they’re product is having any problems, and it always gives us a headache. When looking into E-bikes, make sure the company you're buying from is valuing customer care, and test them by asking questions on the product, and seeing the quality of feedback they give. Make sure that the company has a customer support hotline, or live chat with an employee like the ones at Movin’. Making sure the company checks off these two is a great reassurance to you that you will always have help when something goes wrong with your E-bike. Your last consideration when looking into E-bikes is the battery. Look for an E-bike with a long-range battery, but without an outrageously hefty price tag. Making sure the battery is affordable will come in handy when your battery malfunctions, and you have to buy a new one. When looking into batteries, look into batteries with lithium-ion or lithium-iron, as those two are more efficient and lightweight compared to other batteries like lead-acid batteries. The average E-bike battery should last you at least 3 years, anything below and you're getting a horrible deal. Also look into how many amps the battery can deliver in an hour. The average amps per hour in an E-bike is 15AH. Try and get a battery with good range. You want the most range you can get so you don’t run out of charge in the middle of your trip, so look for batteries with more than 60 km range per charge. And if you want more than that, spring for a dual battery, and have an extra battery to substitute when the first one dies, doubling the range in your E-bike. Make sure you look into all these aspects, and don’t be afraid to ask the salespeople if you have any questions, as they love answering it and giving you reassurance that you will not regret your purchase.
You retired for a reason, to spend your time in a relaxed and happy state, you worked hard for that, so you earned it! Don’t spend your time being bored at home, or stressed about your health. You deserve an E-bike to take you exploring and curing that boredom. You deserve to have an E-bike to check off your errands, while keeping yourself in good health. And never worry, companies are very flexible with return policies in case you may not be satisfied with your current E-bike. E-bikes are the future of transportation.
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