Friday, July 22, 2011

How Motorcycle Riding Improves Physical Health

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This blog post is dedicated to every rider who's sick to death of those "motorcycles are so dangerous" conversations, to every mother who's convinced her son or daughter is insane for riding, and for anyone who needs a really good excuse to go out and buy a bike. The bottom line is that riding a motorcycle is a form of low-impact exercise that improves muscle tone, can assist with weight loss, and has a multitude of health benefits. These health benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Healthier, stronger knees and thighs: A well-known orthopaedic surgeon in Indy once told me that motorcycle riders have fewer knee problems because riding a bike strengthens key muscles used to hold the patella and other bones in the knee in place. He told me that riding a motorcycle may reverse knee pain and problems and can most definitely prevent them. Most of the key muscles used to hold knee bones in place reside in the thigh. Ever notice that chicks that ride bikes have nice thighs? There's a reason! Additionally, backing a bike into a parking spot, especially uphill, is basically like doing leg presses with a 600 pound weight. It works!


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How Motorcycle Riding Improves Physical Health


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6 comments:

  1. OK, if I want to lose 10 lbs, at 600 calories per hour, and I hold my caloric intake to 200 per hour, how long do I get to...I mean have to ride, and will my DR. prescribe this - please?

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  2. LOL. I'm a firm believer that pharmacies should carry motorcycles instead of most of the poisons they do! ;)

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  3. Pamela, can I use your article in out local MRA newsletter?

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  4. I ride every day of the year (have no car/live in tropics) but still have a colleague who tells me she's worried for me for riding. I answer with the same, monotone line,"When" (not IF) "I have my accident which renders me a quad or dead, you can tell everyone 'I told her so.'" Just keep practicing it and use it as a monotone response and some will soon see how boring, sanctimonious, and insincere they really are.
    Scooter Crone of Cayman

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  5. okay, how come a lot of motorcycle riders are still pretty fat?
    also, how many calories are burnt on a moped/scooter?

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  6. its a 70cc, small motorcycle

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