A comprehensive study on the fitness and health benefits of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and off-road motorcycle (ORM) recreational riding proved riding is as good as it feels. This study was conducted by the York University Faculty of Health, co-supported by the Government of Nova Scotia and 3 riding associations with a meticulous countrywide survey to determine the ‘typical’ rider.
Riding an off-road vehicle requires genuine and serious physical effort. While riding, riders’ use of oxygen increased by 3.5 to 6 times their level at rest. That’s 600% more! And according to standards set by the American College of Sports Medicine, that constitutes moderately intense physical activity. That same moderate intensity taxes the heart and fatigues the muscles by about the same amount as those other individual sports you take at your own pace, like skiing, golf or climbing.
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A typical ATV ride in the study was 2-3 hours and for ORM was 1-2 hours. The amount of work required in the upper body and arms, if practiced regularly, was enough to increase muscle and skeletal fitness. And a rider needs to ride their ATV or ORM just once or twice a week to achieve that fitness!
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Researchers also noticed the emotional high that fit people always talk about: “enhanced quality of life and stress reduction”. This surprised no riders. So go ahead and get the Kawasaki, Suzuki or Yamaha ATV that you’ve dreamed of and don’t forget to go to BikeBandit.com to shop for all your ATV parts, Kawasaki motorcycle parts and more.
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