New Study Reveals What We already Know

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Harley funded study, ‘Mental & Physical Effects of Riding a Motorcycle,’ measured biological & physiological responses of over 50 riders.

Motorcyclists have long championed riding as their main road to stress relief and positive mental health. Today, the results of a neurobiological study conducted by a team of three researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior yielded pioneering scientific evidence revealing the potential mental and physical benefits of riding. Funded by Harley-Davidson, the study found that motorcycling increased metrics of focus and attention, and decreased relative levels of cortisol, which is a hormonal marker of stress.

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New Study Reveals What We already Know

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