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Pedego Prescription – Boost your Immunity

March 11, 2020

At Pedego, we are mindful of the worldwide health challenge posed by COVID-19. Our warmest thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.

We’re not doctors, but it’s common sense that a strong immune system will help protect you from the worst effects of the virus.

So we’d like to add one common sense suggestion to the standard recommendations for protecting yourself from the coronavirus: Ride a Pedego.

Pedego-ing will help boost your immune system in three ways…

Be active.

Woman getting exercise on an e-bike

According to a Harvard Medical School report, “Regular exercise is one of the pillars of healthy living. It improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, and protects against a variety of diseases.”

30-60 minutes of moderate exercise on a Pedego may be just what the doctor ordered. It will instantly improve your blood circulation and allow the white blood cells and other substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.

Enjoy sunshine & fresh air.

Getting sunshine on an electric bike

A recent Time Magazine article summarizes a scientific review of 25 studies concluding that vitamin D “boosts immunity and helps fight acute respiratory infections.”

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because your body naturally creates vitamin D in response to sunshine.

In addition to boosting your vitamin D levels, being outdoors in the fresh air allows you to practice social distancing without being cooped up and isolated.

Have fun!

Couple reducing their stress on ebikes

A research team from Carnegie Mellon University has shown that “psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases.”

Worrying about the coronavirus, the stock market, or disruptions to your daily life will only make matters worse by compromising your immune system.

Laughter really is the best medicine, and riding a Pedego is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It’s just plain fun! And isn’t that what life is all about?