‘I don’t really feel like going for a ride today’ said no Motorcycle rider ever because they are Passionate Bikers and they know the advantages of riding a motorcycle.
Riding a bike is supposed to be good for your mental and your physical health, perhaps that’s why it is an addictive habit.
Advantages of Riding a Motorcycle
A study by the Tohoku University confirms that, riding a motorcycle in your daily life reduces stress and enhances your cognitive functions, having a positive effect on your emotional health.
Additional benefits do extend to your body too, including reduction in your cholesterol levels. The reason why you’d find yourself lighter after a 15-day ride to Leh and Ladakh, the meaner the terrain the more calories you burn, evidently.
Below are a few reasons why Riding a Motorcycle is beneficial for your body and mind:
1. Learning a Skill:
Riding a motorcycle takes up a lot more understanding of the things around you; to begin with it teaches you to balance your body, while on two wheels.
So, it’s more a matter of mind over your body, where the skills you learn,are put to use in stressful conditions, such as maneuvering your motorcycle.
Learning to maneuver without crashing, is indeed a skill; To be able to decide when to throttle and when to break the speed, is driven more by your instincts that your brain learns to trust over a period of time.
2. A Rush of Adrenaline vital to boost your confidence:
Research has shown that the feeling of pacing through the road, wind brushing your skin and the landscapes just passing by your eyes, gives you a sense of adventure and gets your adrenaline kicking.
All this can only be achieved by riding a motorcycle! The chemical produced by the brain, is a vital part of its response to fight or flight situations.
Success in such situation makes you more confident, hence making you happier, which is really an interesting advantages of riding a motorcycle, isn’t it?
3. You are in your meditative Zen Mode:
While on road constant monitoring of your current situation is required. Be it gauging the speed,minding your body posture or angle of the bike, keeping an eye on the road condition, following the lane, foreseeing an incoming hazard, etc serve as meditation.
Which in turn clears your mind off the other pointless things in life, you’ve been over-thinking about. Similar to what meditation does to your mind.
Another reason is, being outdoors and being physically active makes your brain healthier and you become calmer, happier, confident and kinder.
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4. Burns more Calories:
It is claimed that riding a motorcycle can burn an extra 40 calories an hour than driving a car, since it is physically tasking than the latter.
If you are singing along while riding, then chances are that you’d scorch an extra 60 to 70 calories an hour.
So, on an average you burn about 150 to 200 calories an hour, which is even better than a leisurely jog in the park. Apparently, off-roading is even better, claims a Canadian researcher.
The unruly terrain of the riders’ path increases the calories burnt, while exposing them to fresh air and reducing their chances of becoming a victim to health hazards caused due to pollutants.
5. Freedom, Azaadi !!
Riding a motorcycle is associated with freedom and being one with your surroundings, unlike a car that is closed off from its surroundings, making it safer and a comfortable option.
While on a motorcycle the idea of going anywhere you want to, at your own pace;be it to escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, or to explore new roads.
The feeling of being in control when on a bike, makes you feel that you’re at the helm of your life’s journey and you alone are responsible of where to take yourself next.
It is believed that, the ones who ride a bike for the love of riding, wouldn’t ever need a therapist or a gym, since riding in itself is a therapy and a workout too.
A healthy body leads to a healthy mind, since the release of chemicals like adrenalins and endorphins, elevates your spirit and makes you happier instantly.
Although, make sure you pick the right bike for your therapy, for it can add much more to the whole experience.
Don’t worry if you cannot get yourself a ride immediately, you can always rent a bike at ONN Bikes.
We suggest you check out our range of cruiser bikes, since they are sturdy on the road and are best to ward through winter’s fog filled roads.
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It is amazing that riding a motorcycle can actually reduce stress and enhance your cognitive functions. It takes me about 10 minutes to drive to work every day, and lately, I’ve been thinking that the commute would be more enjoyable with a motorcycle. My dad and my cousin have been teaching me how to ride on their bikes, so I’m ready to get my license. I can’t wait to buy one of my own and experience the health benefits every day.
Yes you should definitely buy a bike and get started! It’s an amazing feeling altogether!
It’s interesting that you talked about how learning to throttle and brake on a motorcycle is like learning a new skill. My son wants to get a one for college, and he’s pretty responsible. As long as he makes sure to get motorcycle insurance, it might be beneficial for him to learn how to drive a motorcycle.
Riding a motorcycle is definitely a responsible task!
My husband has been trying to convince me to let him buy a motorcycle for a few months now. So thank you for letting me know that you can burn somewhere between 150 to 200 calories per hour that you ride. Knowing that riding a motorcycle could actually help him lose some weight helps lean me toward his side.
Haha, we’re glad it inspired you!
It makes sense that as you are concerned with driving your motorcycle that your mind is taken off the other things in life. Being able to have some time to yourself when you can just relax and stop stressing is super important. If it’s achieved for you by being on a motorcycle then that’s great!
It truly is!
Your comment about riding a motorcycle burns more calories is delightful! It makes sense though, and after a long ride I fee sore. I think it is so true that it boosts your confidence too!
I thought it was interesting that you mentioned that riding a motorcycle burns more calories than driving a car. My dad is looking to buy a motorcycle but needs as many reasons as he can get to tell my mom. I think I will talk to him about this as well as he checks on motorcycles for sale.
Thanks for your comment about how riding motorcycles can help you learn to balance yourself. I like how you said that it can also teach you to deal with stress because you are put in situations that are stressful. My husband is considering Yamaha motorcycles because he likes them and thinks he would do well balancing on just two wheels.
Great article! I’ve been riding for nearly 5 years right now and I have to agree with you on the 3rd point. Every time I’m on my ride I forget every single pointless thing in my life. Even for just a small period of time, it’s feel like everything is not important anymore, it’s just me and my bobber enjoying the ride together. Definitely an experience unlike anything else in life.
It was really nice how you mentioned that riding a motorcycle gives a person a feeling of adrenaline rush that helps in making them more confident and happier. I guess that’s true. I’ve seen a lot of people riding motorcycles, and it was obvious from the way they move that they’re confident and happy. Though in my case, the reason why I want a motorcycle was the fact that it has been my dream to own one since I was young. At least, I have more reason to buy one now. Thanks for sharing.
That’s really cool that you can tend to use 150 to 200 calories each hour when you ride a motorcycle. It seems like that’d be a fun way to do that. I want to get a new vehicle, and I was debating between a small car and a motorcycle. It seems like a motorcycle would be a better choice for me, so I’ll need to find somewhere to get one.
That’s so crazy that you can burn an extra 40 calories an hour when you drive a motorcycle! My dad is thinking of buying one ever since he sold his second car. I will let him know it could help him keep up his physical exercise!
My brother is thinking of buying a motorcycle and I don’t know much about them, so I am glad that I found this article. I had no idea that riding a motorcycle burns calories as well as exposing you to fresh air and nature. Also, I like that you say you will learn a new skill because you have to learn to balance your body while on two wheels. Plus, learning to maneuver as well as decide when to throttle are also skills you learn. I will share these benefits with my brother!
All the 5 mentioned points are pressed. I love riding my machine and no one can take its place. Wearing Resurgence Gear clothings and vrooming all around to feed my soul.
As the old saying goes, 4 wheeler moves the body, 2 wheeler moves the soul.
Hi All im rookie here. Good post! Thx! Love your stories!
You made a good point that learning to drive a motorcycle can help you gain skills in using your brain function in making decisions when to move without colliding with another vehicle, as well as learning how to balance yourself while on two wheels. This sure is a different kind of experience compared to driving a car where you have a car body to protect you and four wheels to support your ground. I certainly want to learn how to drive one for adventure and for a change, so instead of buying one instantly, I would enroll in a driving school and rent a motorcycle to practice afterwards.
Thank You Candice. Keep reading our blog to know more amazing facts.
It is great
Thank You Nguyen.
It is really great Advantages about bike riding. First, you talk about learning the skill. Skill is needed every expert rider. I also like number 5 point that freedom. I am waiting for your next post about motorcycle accessories.
Great info to share , thanks, It’s very helpful for me
Our thoughts are parallel and I like number #5 most. Ride anyplace where your heart lead. Thanks your post.
No doubt about it. I like number 1 most. I can calm down and be more patient at work and it helps me to balance my life better. Thanks for sharing.
It’s great. Thanks for your sharing.
I totally agreed with you about these points. It is great to ride on a motorcycle, but make sure we know what we should prepare.