Health

Cycling twenty miles a week cuts heart disease in half

A large study published in the British Medical Association, found that regular cycling can substantially lower the incidence of coronary heart disease: Medical News Today reports. The investigation of 10,000 participants suggests that those who cycled 20 miles within a week were 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who did...

New study: Less than 1 hour of cycling per week slows aging

A study published Tuesday in the medical journal Cell Metabolism shows that cycling three times a week in short, high-intensity bursts for a total of 48 minutes can greatly help reduce the effects of aging at a cellular level in the elderly by boosting energy and reducing frailty.The study, conducted by a group of...

Why Dr. Pizzorno Wrote “The Toxin Solution”

Dr. Pizzorno is the author or co-author of 10 books, including the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine (now in its 4th edition with over 100,000 copies bought by doctors worldwide) and the best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (over 1,500,000 copies in six languages).  His most recent journal publication is on diet-induced acidosis in the April...

Considering a Cycling Tattoo? Read This First.

Starla Teddergreen, 35, of team Fearless Femme, has been getting inked for half her life. She has this advice for cyclists considering their first tattoo.Make it personal All my designs tell a story; one came to me in a dream. Don’t just pick something off the wall. That’s not going to mean anything to you...

Can Salt Prevent Migraines?

Salt, specifically sodium, is something that we need to help our bodies function. Too much sodium can bloat us can cause heart issues, and too little can cause other issues. Migraines may be one of those issues, as studies are showing that a little salt can help stop - or at least lessen -...

What Happens to Your Core When You Cycle? A Lot!

We all know that cycling is good exercise, but what exactly does it do? The peddling helps our legs strengthen, but what about the rest of us? What about our core? Our core, aka "the stomach area" supports our entire body by being strong and stable. Many exercises help strengthen our core region -...

How To Avoid Looking Like A Cycling Rookie on the Road

We fake many things in life, and many times we get by with a hobby or sport watching others and then imitating what they are doing. We don't have to understand why - we just do it. The last thing you want to look like on the road is a cycling rookie. Below are...

The Cyclist’s Guide To Healing Bruises Naturally

Bruises are caused by an injury or blow to a specific body part that breaks blood vessels underneath the skin. Blood seeps out of the vessels causing discoloration, swelling, and pain.Bruises can also be caused by nutrient deficiencies, insufficient blood clotting factors, and serious illnesses like leukemia.  If you are going to heal bruises...

Pedaling Towards Happiness: 7 Mental Health Benefits of Riding Bikes

We all know that riding bikes is great for our physical health. It improves cardiovascular fitness, reduces body fat, builds strength, and improves circulation. But what about our mental health?The link between exercise and improved mental health is not new, many studies over the years have made the connection the two. But as the...

Cycling and Finger Numbness: How To Prevent It

Numbness in your hands while cycling is more common than you may think. Cyclist Palsy, as it is also known, is something that can limit your daily life and cycling life - but it can be prevented. Whether you are a hobbyist or a pro, this can affect your life without you noticin any...
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