Could cycling slow the ageing process?

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  1. Judge Mental

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    Interesting article. Thank you.
     
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    Possibly...

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    I would agree with that statement..

    but think that any physical exercise that gives the cardiovascular system a good work out on a regular basis will do the same..

    eg brisk walking, jogging, swimming etc

    but cycling is probably the most enjoyable.. and doesn't damage knee and or hip joints like jogging can.
     
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    Yes, Jim is right, and those of us with osteosporosis starting in hips can help keep it at bay apparently by cycling as no weight on hips as jogging does and can damage it.
     
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    indeed.. hips.. I've edited to include them :)
     
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    what I forgot to mention in original post is the way riding helps balance coordination by actively improving those areas of the brain. I suffer from a certain serious balance disorder and it does help. As you get older balance does suffer..some more then other. Also as said above cycling a low impact exercise compared to jogging etc....so with knee/joint or arthritic problems a good choice.
     
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    Especially when the bike has a motor, when you become an eternal teenager.
     
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    At Lincoln meet , @Jaws had a bike which he had 'doctored'.... if you turned the handle left it went right and vice versa. It sounds simple to get round the brain co-ordination but it wasn't... none of us could do it. I ended up on my bottom.. :( but at least I tried and many wouldn't.

    Would love to try again. :)
     
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    would be a nightmare for me!lol
     
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    most who turn turn noses up at e bikes their first choice of vehicle is the car!lol
     
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    Did you ever get the stains out of your trousers ?
     
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    Don't know if it helps at all ... I suffered for about thirty years quite seriously with a sort of Menieres Disease and Labrynthitus... they were always sending me for brain scans to make sure no tumours etc... Then about ten years ago I was at hospital and a young girl physiotherapist put me through Hell bringing on attacks .. I had to go back every week for a couple of months. . . touch wood I havn't had a serious attack since.

    I am not asking you what your balance problem is, but just saying keep options open and look at NEW treatments as sometimes something comes up which may be of help to you.... Good luck. It can be horrible and it does debilitate you in more ways than people realise. :)
     
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    LOL ..... Yes... But will wear black not white next time.. :)
     
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    Inside or out. :whistle:
     
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    Can't speak for the inside, I am not privy to the inside of Joy's trousers, but the outside turned bright green.
     
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    If you ever do get the offer to try it again, cross your arms, so you grab the left hand grip with your right hand and vice-versa with the other. Still not easy but you should get the hang of it after a couple of goes. An equally disorientating thing is to wear a pair of headphones and then speak into a microphone but the electronics in the system delays your voice by a fraction of a second. It is almost impossible to speak wearing one of these things - even when sober! It is like being permanently interrupted.*

    As for cycling, I think it is well established that statically regular cyclists live two or three years longer than non-cyclists, but I had always put that down to just being fitter.

    *At which point I could say it is like being at home, but won't!
     
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    I cycled 25 hilly miles every day for 20+ years and was as fit as the butchers dog. It takes a long time for this level of fitness to disappear. I am now cycling again and still feel reasonably fit even with a few stone extra to carry.
    Only problem as you get older is coming off, it never used to bother me I could always do a parachute roll get up brush myself down and back on the bike. Not sure if I am still this flexible so don't take as many risks.:)
     
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    for sure.....coming off or being hit always a concern....
     
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