What are the health benefits of riding an electric scooter?

What are the health benefits of riding an electric scooter?

Hitting the gym, going for a jog and walking are all excellent ways to get fit. However, people get lazy and those expensive gym memberships go to waste.

If you’re not good at incorporating regular exercise into your daily routine, riding an electric scooter to work might be an easier way to start out because it’s a low-intensity workout.  

Balance

Balance is one of the six components of health-related exercise, and while balancing may seem like a basic skill, riding an e-scooter will help you develop it further without requiring much effort. This is particularly useful for clumsy people. When you’re riding an electric scooter, you need to maintain equal weight on both sides. 

For people starting out, balancing may be difficult but over time it’ll become second nature. You will also gain more balance as you experience turning more corners, going around bends and riding up hills. You will notice over time that you have a more upright posture with straightened back. This is also highly beneficial as you get older when your joints start to weaken.

Core development

If you’ve ever been to a gym, then you’ve probably done plenty of exercises to build up your core such as push-ups, sit-ups and crunches. They’re not that enjoyable and you’re in pain for days afterwards. So, why not ride an e-scooter instead?

Riding an electric scooter strengthens your core muscles because your body is in a constant state of movement. Your muscles will tighten and loosen when changing directions, stopping or starting. The muscles involved are those in the legs, thighs, arms and shoulders.

At the same time, you are also strengthening the hamstrings and lower body muscles around your abdomen and pelvic region.

Coordination

You need to focus when you’re riding an electric scooter because many things are happening around you. On top of that, you need to perform different tasks simultaneously such as steer, accelerate, indicate, turn, etc. All of these actions require excellent coordination; otherwise, it may result in an injury or accident. 

Once you’re comfortable riding around on an e-scooter, you’ll notice it takes you less time to balance on your scooter and perform actions much faster. You’ll also be able to avoid any obstacles that come your way. Having good coordination can help you in performing other tasks in your daily life too.  

Feeling of freedom

There’s nothing more exhilarating than the feeling of being free. People don’t like being cooped up inside, which is why there’s such a big market for convertible cars.

Riding an electric scooter gives you much of the same feeling: wind in your hair, travelling fast and plenty of space around you. You also have the added bonus of not breathing in your own car fumes.

Public transport can also be quite claustrophobic and in this day and age where people are trying to socially distance from each other, the appeal of public transport has definitely fallen.