Health

The health effects of physical activities

Lack of physical activity is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, which is the leading cause of mortality. Walking and cycling on a daily basis can promote health by providing physical activity, decreasing noise and air pollution.

The health benefits of regular physical activity can be summarized as:

  • 50% reduction in the risk of developing coronary heart diseases (i.e. a similar effect to not smoking)
  • 50% reduction in the risk of developing adult diabetes
  • 50% reduction in the risk of becoming obese
  • 30% reduction in the risk of developing hypertension
  • 10/8 mm Hg decline in blood pressure in hypertensive subjects (i.e. a similar effect to that obtained from antihypertensive drugs)

Other effects include reduced osteoporosis, relief of symptoms of depression and anxiety, and the prevention of falls in the elderly.

A total of 30 minutes’ brisk walking or cycling on most days of the week, even if carried out in 10–15 minute episodes, is effective in providing these health benefits.

Your Planet Rider provides a straightforward, efficient aerobic workout, enough to provide the recommended “daily dose” of physical activity. For many, Planet Rider is a good choice to begin a new exercise routine because pedaling is well tolerated by most individuals regardless of fitness level and for most back conditions. As strength and endurance are developed, Your Planet Rider can be used to simulate jogging and/or for interval training.

According to the British Medical Association, cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 50%. A major study of 10,000 civil servants suggested that those who cycled 20 miles over the period of a week were half as likely to suffer heart disease as their non-cycling colleagues. Cycling is an activity that involves the whole body. Therefore, arm-to-leg, feet-to-hands and body-to-eye coordination are improved.

Your Planet Rider delivers the optimum cycling experience while reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases; it will improve the quality of life for people of all ages. Additionally, regular commuting with your Planet Rider provides a myriad of health benefits for both men's health and women's health including a more positive mental outlook and increased energy levels.

A lot of people tend to think of exercise as a strenuous workout rather than an enjoyable physical activity. Increased physical activity doesn't need to be overly strenuous for an individual to reap significant health benefits. Even small increases from little or no activity to light or moderate activity - say, taking a 30 minute a day commute in your Planet Rider, will produce measurable benefits.

Commuting doesn't have to be a chore - in fact, from your Planet Rider the view can be quite pleasant.

Exercise on the Way to Work and Say Good-Bye to the Gym Membership

7 Health Benefits of Planet Rider

  1. Planet Rider is good for your heart: Planet Rider can be associated with improved cardiovascular fitness, as well as a decrease in the risk of coronary heart disease.
  2. Planet Rider is good for your muscles: Riding a Planet Rider is great for toning and building your muscles, especially in the lower half of the body – your calves, your thighs, and your rear end. It’s also a great low-impact mode of exercise for those with joint conditions or injuries to the legs or hips, which might keep them from being active.
  3. Planet Rider is good for your waistline: You can burn a lot of calories while commuting, especially while going faster than a leisurely pace, and Planet Rider can be associated with helping to keep weight gain down. Planet Rider has the added benefit of ramping up your metabolism, even after your commute is over.
  4. Planet Rider is good for your lifespan: Planet Rider is a great way to increase your longevity, as Planet Rider can be associated with increased ‘life-years’.
  5. Planet Rider is good for your coordination: Moving both feet while steering with both your hands and your body’s own weight is good practice for your coordination skills.
  6. Planet Rider is good for your mental health: Riding a Planet Rider can be linked to improved mental health.
  7. Planet Rider is good for your immune system: Planet Rider can strengthen your immune system, and could protect against certain kinds of cancers.


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