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    cycling for 50 plus yrs colorado dale's Avatar
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    bicycling is brainy

    http://www.usaweekend.com/article/20...om-The-Doctors (see tip #10 repeated below)

    Pump up the bike tires.
    A German study found that people who rode bikes three times a week for 30 minutes each over a span of three months increased the volume of the hippocampus -” a brain region associated with spatial navigation and long-term memory-” by 16%. Researchers also found improvements in short-term memory. Riding your bike around town is a great way to challenge your brain "you have to recall the best route to your destination, navigate narrow alleyways and react to potholes” all of which pushes your brain to work in ways that it might not during everyday life. You will burn calories, decrease your carbon-footprint guilt and likely run into a neighbor or two along the way "all good things for your brain.

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    LOL, I did all that yesterday so how come I couldn't remember the "NAME" of the Italian Food I had last night, this morning???
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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjjoondo View Post
    LOL, I did all that yesterday so how come I couldn't remember the "NAME" of the Italian Food I had last night, this morning???
    Could it have anything to do with the wine that went with the meal?
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    What was the question again?
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    This is sad news I usually ride three times a week and I'm really forgetful - I can't imagine what it would be like if I quit riding.
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    Most of the people I ride with are so dumb that they say the same about me. So, so much for that theory!

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    16,000 miles last year... Now I only have half of a brain left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado dale View Post
    Riding your bike around town is a great way to challenge your brain "you have to recall the best route to your destination, navigate narrow alleyways and react to potholes” all of which pushes your brain to work in ways that it might not during everyday life.
    Umm, that is everyday life for me. Duh.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    This is sad news I usually ride three times a week and I'm really forgetful - I can't imagine what it would be like if I quit riding.
    Never quit Bev!!
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    I don't know about the increased brain power part, but my ESP levels are getting higher every year in predicting what that next crazy motorist is going to do next.

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    I knew I shouldn't have followed that link! 10 seconds and now that song is stuck in my head!

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    Now where did I leave my bike?
    "If there are no cigars in heaven, I shall not go." -Mark Twain

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    Our roads and trails are without potholes, so I am not getting all the possible benefit out of riding. I will have to ask the city and county fathers to add more potholes to improve my memory!
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    Just opened a can of salmon for the omega-3. Fish is said to be brain food.
    Now if I could eat a can of salmon while riding a bike I'd get twice the benefit.
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