Category Archives: Cycling Health

As Bicycles Get Smarter Will Bikers Get Dumber?

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about intelligent bicycles. What is meant by “intelligent” is never clearly defined, but it implies that the bicycle has the ability to do something beyond rolling along on two tires. … Continue reading

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Activity Is Now Something That Must Be Monitored

Cyclists are active people. They can’t ride a bike and be sedentary; it’s one or the other. Many cyclists engage in other forms of activity such as walking or playing a sport. Cycling makes them fit. And fit individuals enjoy … Continue reading

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Bicyclists Are Now Officially Better People

When stumbling upon an article with the title of “Why Riding Your Bike Makes You A Better Person (According To Science)” you must stop and read it. Never mind that it was published on The Huffington Post website, which you … Continue reading

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Cycling Benefits Are Not Reserved For The Young

In the U.S., cycling is generally associated with the young. Learning to ride a bike is a right of passage for kids. Young people ride bikes to school and around their neighborhoods before they are old enough to drive cars. … Continue reading

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Disheartening News About Cycling Heart Health

Cycling is always touted as a healthy activity. It exercises the legs, lungs, heart and the rest of the body to a lesser extent. Such activity provides a good way to lose weight and keep that weight off. But, as … Continue reading

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Older Cyclists Defying Age And Expectations

One of the plusses of being human can also be a minus, namely anticipation. Using memory and reason, humans can project possible outcomes into the future. Anticipating in this way is commonly known as “expectations.’ Not all expectations are individual … Continue reading

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Some Motor Vehicles Pose Hidden Dangers to Cyclists

Most road cyclists worry about getting hit by motor vehicles. They imagine themselves sustaining any of the various types of injuries known to be produced by the trauma of colliding with a vehicle weighing several tons. To that end, cyclists … Continue reading

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Why Buy an Electric Bicycle?

Recently, I asked myself a question: would you ever ride an electric bicycle? I don’t know, I replied, I’ve never thought about it. As was my custom, I sat down to ponder this question. An electric bicycle wasn’t a necessity … Continue reading

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Experimental Helmet Safety Device May Reduce Head Injuries

Helmet use is a heated topic among cyclists. Whenever discussions take place, the emphasis falls on helmet use for prevention of death. Surprisingly, there is little discussion about the role of helmets in preventing non-fatal head injuries. Absent is consideration … Continue reading

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Electric Hand Warmers for Frostbite Prevention

Technically, a hand warmer isn’t a bicycling accessory. But the innovative cyclist, to whom weather is no foe, will appreciate its usefulness as part of a well-stocked armory of cold weather accoutrements. Hand warmers come in several varieties – disposable, … Continue reading

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