Spring Forward! How Does DST Affect Ebike Riders?
If you've been commuting to work or school for over a year then you are already well aware of the profound effect that daylight saving time changes have on us. Since we have rolled the clocks forward on Sunday, please be alert for groggy drivers Monday morning! According to a study in Sleep Medicine, drivers are more likely to be in a fatal traffic accident on that first Monday. And there are other affections that DST will cause on electric bike riders.
More Hours for Outdoor Activities
Rolling forward clocks an hour, which means there are more hours of daylight between the end of a typical workday and evening. It will benefit after-school sports programs or outdoor afternoon sports such as golf, and attendance at professional sporting events. For electric bike riders, better light conditions generally lead to higher levels of cycling. And riders can choose longer routes to travel and enjoy the beautiful scenery in twilight rather than in the dark. Our high-performance electric bikes can lead you 40 miles per charge with a 25mph top speed. Don’t miss out on the Daylight Savings Sale!
Also, since people may be more willing to take a part in outdoor activities, inviting some friends to cycle together will be easier. It not only provides a safer environment/atmosphere but also improves the quality and experience of cycling.
For most people who don't prepare for it, this means we lose one hour of sleep. According to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, most Americans slept about 40 minutes less than normal that Sunday night. This seems small but can wreak havoc on our circadian rhythm which affects us both physically and mentally. Effects on seasonal adaptation of the circadian rhythm can be severe and last for weeks.
Clock shifts were found to increase the risk of heart attack by 10 percent, and to disrupt sleep and reduce its efficiency. In our recording and analytics, there’s 48 percent of our customers are older than 45. As we know, men aged 45 and older and women aged 55 and older are more likely to have a heart attack than are younger men and women.
Fortunately, cycling would have helped counteract these negative effects. Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels, and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level. Regular cycling stimulates and improves your heart, lungs, and circulation, reducing your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The health benefits of regular cycling include:
- increased cardiovascular fitness
- increased muscle strength and flexibility
- improved sleep quality
- improved joint mobility
- decreased stress levels
- improved posture and coordination
- strengthened bones
- decreased body fat levels
- prevention or management of disease
- reduced anxiety and depression.
What’s more, different from other sports, it is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school, or work.