Im­prove your health by rid­ing an e-bike

Diabetic Living - - YOUR HEALTHY LIFE -

Ex­perts from the Cen­tre for Ex­er­cise, Nu­tri­tion and Health Sciences at Bris­tol Uni­ver­sity have dis­cov­ered peo­ple with type 2 di­a­betes typ­i­cally have symp­toms – such as a lack of en­ergy and lethargy – that dis­cour­age ex­er­cis­ing. A re­cent study led by Pro­fes­sor Ash­ley Cooper re­vealed an e-bike (a stan­dard bi­cy­cle with an elec­tric mo­tor) gave par­tic­i­pants the con­fi­dence to over­come bar­ri­ers of ac­tive trav­el­ling and take on more dif­fi­cult stages of cy­cling, such as hills. It con­cluded e-cy­cling could in­crease the fit­ness of peo­ple with type 2.

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