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How riding a bicycle 100 miles a week changes your health

How riding a bicycle 100 miles a week changes your health I usually ride at least 100 miles per week, sometimes much more when I am training for a long distance ride. Once I started riding that much, I started noticing signs of becoming more healthy.  In the winter time, my cycling drops off and, unfortunately, my eating ramps up. It does not take long to feel the health benefits I built up going away. Riding 100 miles a week works out to 20 miles a day if you ride 5 days a week and around 17 miles if you ride 6 days. I do not recommend riding 7 days a week every week because your body needs the rest.  If you are new to riding, 20 miles may sound like a lot but it is actually easy to work up to that and pretty soon you might even start to look at 20 miles as an "easy ride day." Check out the rest of this post to see how riding a bicycle 100 miles a week changes your health. Riding a bicycle is a great way to exercise and improve your health. It is a low-impact activity that i

Effects of Cycling on the Libido

Cycling is a popular form of exercise that has many health benefits. They include improved cardiovascular health, increased endurance, and reduced stress levels. However, many people are concerned about the potential effects of cycling on their libido. In this article, we will explore recent studies on the effects of cycling on the libido and what they reveal. No Effects Studies from 2018 to 2021 have investigated the effects of cycling on sexual function in both men and women. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2018 found that cycling had no negative effects on sexual function in middle-aged men. The study followed 128 men aged 50 to 71 who cycled for at least three hours per week. The researchers found that cycling was associated with better erectile function and sexual satisfaction. Increased Sensation Similarly, a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2020 found that cycling was associated with increased genital sensation and sexu

Acupuncture and Cycling: A Winning Combination for Seniors

As people age, it is common for them to experience various physical ailments, including joint pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. For seniors who enjoy cycling, these issues can be especially frustrating, as they may limit their ability to enjoy their favorite activity. However, there is a potential solution that has been gaining popularity in recent years: acupuncture. I have used acupuncture a number of years and have always been happy with the results it gives me. I find that my joint pain is less after going through a session. I first went to an acupuncturist back in my 20's when someone said that I could throw away my blood pressure medicine after going a few times. Surprisingly, it worked too. I was sold on it and that is why I still use it today in my late 60's. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body. It is believed to help alleviate pain and improve overall health by restoring the

From Spectator to Cyclist: How Watching Bicycle Events Motivated Me to Get Fit

There was a time in my life when I used to go to bicycle events just to watch. I loved the atmosphere, the energy, and the excitement of the cyclists speeding by. But as much as I enjoyed being a spectator, I couldn't help but feel like a big blob. Watching all those fit, toned cyclists made me realize just how out of shape I was. At first, I didn't think much of it. I would simply sit on the sidelines and cheer on the cyclists, wishing I could be as fit and fast as they were. But as time went on, I started to feel increasingly self-conscious about my own physique. I would try to hide in the crowd, hoping nobody would notice how out of shape I was. Then one day, something inside me clicked. Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I realized that I had the power to change my situation. I didn't have to sit on the sidelines anymore. I could be one of those fit, toned cyclists too. So I decided to take action. I started going to the gym regularly, working out and building up my e

Cycling for Seniors: Improving Physical Health, Mental Well-Being, and Love Lives

As we age, it's common to experience changes in our bodies and our relationships. However, staying active and engaged can help us maintain our physical and mental health, as well as improve our overall quality of life. Cycling is one activity that can have a particularly positive impact on seniors, and it may even help improve their love lives. In this article, we'll explore how cycling can benefit seniors both on and off the bike. Physical Benefits of Cycling for Seniors Cycling is a low-impact activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels. For seniors, cycling can offer a variety of physical benefits, including: Improved cardiovascular health: Cycling is an excellent aerobic exercise that can help seniors strengthen their heart and lungs, lower their blood pressure, and reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke. According to a study published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, regular cycling can also help improve blood vessel function

Tips for Senior Cycling Beginners

Cycling is a great way for seniors to stay active and healthy. It is a low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints, and it can help improve cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and balance. Here are some cycling tips for senior beginners. If you are a senior who is out of shape and looking to start cycling, there are a few things you need to do to get started safely and effectively. Consult with Your Doctor Before you start any new exercise program, it is always a good idea to consult with your doctor. This is especially important for seniors, as they may have underlying health conditions that could be affected by cycling. Your doctor can help you assess your fitness level and determine if cycling is right for you. They can also give you advice on how to start cycling safely and gradually increase your activity level. Set Achievable Goals When you are starting out, it is important to set achievable goals. This will help you stay motivated and avoid getting discouraged. Start wit