According to a Harley-Davidson funded UCLA study, motorcycling reduces stress. The report findings were:
Riding a motorcycle decreased hormonal biomarkers of stress (cortisol) by 28%
On average, riding a motorcycle for 20 minutes increased participants’ heart rates by 11% and adrenaline levels by 27% —similar to light exercise
Sensory focus was enhanced while riding a motorcycle versus driving a car, an effect also observed in experienced meditators versus non-meditators
Changes in study participants’ brain activity while riding suggested an increase in alertness similar to drinking a cup of coffee.
CM already knew the benefits. Nice to have them confirmed.