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Mountain biking: The health benefits beat the risks

Updated: Sep 10, 2023


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A study by Curtin University found that the health benefits of mountain biking outweigh the risks. The study analyzed data from multiple global studies and found that most mountain biking injuries are minor, such as scratches, bruises, and cuts. The study also found that the standards of bikes, trails, protective gear, and footwear have improved in recent years, which has helped to reduce the risk of serious injuries.

The study's findings suggest that mountain biking is a safe and healthy activity that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy.


Here are some of the key points from the article:

  • Mountain biking is a popular activity that is growing in popularity.

  • Mountain biking offers a range of health benefits, both physical and mental.

  • Mountain biking risks are relatively low, especially when proper safety gear is used.

  • The standards of bikes, trails, protective gear, and footwear have improved in recent years, which has helped to reduce the risk of serious injuries.

You can learn more about this study in this article.


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