Yesterday, I found out biking does have it's health advantages. I went for my semi - annual Cardiologist appointment and surprised the hell out of the Doctor and the Nurse Practitioner.
I was last there in April and they both throw a pretty good scare into me about my pressure and other things. As you may recall from prior posts all over this Forum I've been on heart meds for some 15 years, have extreme high blood pressure, am over weight and take three meds and and aspirin daily. Yesterday, was the first time I've seen the doctor since I took up biking seriously in late May. The results so far are, I've lost 8 pounds, not a lot but a begining. My pressure after an 8 1/2 hour stressful workday was 124/84 in the left arm and 114/84 in the right arm, that's the lowest it's been in years. While he was not ready to make any med changes he did say if I keep it up and the next visit is as good he will stop one of the meds.
They where both impressed and we discussed biking at length. Turns out the NP's father-in law is a biker and recently completed a run from Atlanta to Phoenix.
All I can say to everyone is, yesterday I learned for myself what alot of others already know, cycling is not only a great and fun way to excerise but is also healthy.