LOCAL MEN HELP VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS BATTLE PTSD THROUGH RECREATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Motorcyclists have long expressed that going for a ride is a stress reducing experience and essential for their mental wellness. The correlation between stress reduction and riding is supported by a study that Harley-Davidson funded with a small team at UCLA. Among the key findings from this study were that riding a bike decreased hormonal biomarkers of stress by 28%, and on average, riding a motorcycle for 20 minutes increased participants’ heart rates by 11% and adrenaline levels by 27% — similar to light exercise.
Author: Hopnews Staff