Many motorcyclists will tell you that riding increases
a positive mental attitude
and reduces stress.
Now, science is proving that showing that driving a motorcycle
lessened hormonal biomarkers of stress by 28%.
In fact, generally, similar to light exercise,
riding a motorcycle for twenty minutes increased participants’ heart rates by 11%
and adrenaline levels by 27%.
Additionally, sensory focus was improved while riding a motorcycle
compared to driving a car.
A similar effect is also observed in experienced meditators.
Interestingly, changes in study participants’ brain activity while riding
suggested an increase in alertness
similar to drinking a cup of coffee.