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6 Benefits of Riding

6 Benefits of Riding

1. BURN MORE CALORIES

b74835ec0d881e63dbae199a8fb34b38_5e5f8a0fc1c25022.pngRiding a motorcycle is a low impact exercise. You can burn up to 600 calories an hour compared to the 60-130 calories if resting. So yes, riding a motorcycle burns more calories and good exercise. 

Source: https://www.casbo.org/content/6-surprising-benefits-motorcycle-riding

2. BETTER MENTAL HEALTH

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Riding a motorcycle boosts your mood and frees hormones, which results in a better mood and a more positive mindset. Exposure to sunlight also builds up your good mood. 

Source: https://www.casbo.org/content/6-surprising-benefits-motorcycle-riding

3. BUILDS MUSCLE

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Source: https://www.casbo.org/content/6-surprising-benefits-motorcycle-riding

4. STRENGTHENS KNEES AND THIGHS

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Source: https://slipstreamer.com/health-benefits-motorcycling/

5. HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONALITY

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Source: https://slipstreamer.com/health-benefits-motorcycling/

6. INCREASED NECK STRENGTH

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Source: https://www.casbo.org/content/6-surprising-benefits-motorcycle-riding

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