Are Electric Bikes a 'Cheat' Workout?

Dr. Oz has the answer.

Q: Are electric bikes a cheat workout?

Oz says: Not at all! "E-bikes" get extra power from a motor, but in their "electric assist mode," help won't kick in unless you're pedaling, says Dustin Slivka, PhD, of the University of Nebraska Omaha. Still, they can help you ride with speedier people and make friends with hills, and won't turn you into a slacker: Slivka's research saw that — surprise — cyclists with assist tended to crank just as hard as those on standard models. They just got to their destinations faster.

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This story originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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