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    Nail and hair growth faster due to cycling?

    Since I actively started cycling about 3 1/2 years ago (100 miles a week on an average), I noticed that my nails and hair are growing considerably faster than before. It's not like I have been keeping a journal about it, but I have noticed the change.

    What I know has changed is the increase in my calorie intake and yet I have lost some weight. I guess what happens is that digestive system and everything else in the body accelerates because of the activity, so it would make sense that nails and hair growth accelerate as well.

    Anyone else notice this change as opposed to before you started?

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    Do you have to shave your legs more often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenji666 View Post
    Do you have to shave your legs more often?
    Oh no, I don't shave my legs. I was more referring to head and facial hair. (should have clarified that )
    Last edited by spock; 01-16-11 at 10:56 AM.

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    Maybe[you've discovered a cure for baldness QUOTE=spock;12085266]Since I actively started cycling about 3 1/2 years ago (100 miles a week on an average), I noticed that my nails and hair are growing considerably faster than before. It's not like I have been keeping a journal about it, but I have noticed the change.

    What I know has changed is the increase in my calorie intake and yet I have lost some weight. I guess what happens is that digestive system and everything else in the body accelerates because of the activity, so it would make sense that nails and hair growth accelerate as well.

    Anyone else notice this change as opposed to before you started?[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by spock View Post
    Oh no, I don't shave my legs. I was more referring to head and facial hair. (should have clarified that )
    Clearly the onset of puberty.
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    I have noticed the same thing.

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    Obviously you are not riding enough if you have time to think about these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Obviously you are not riding enough if you have time to think about these things.
    You are spot on. (not really)

    According to your responses, noticing changes on one's "temple" that cycling might contribute to, is frowned upon. Who'd have thunk it.
    Last edited by spock; 01-17-11 at 04:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hask12 View Post
    Maybe[you've discovered a cure for baldness QUOTE=spock;12085266]Since I actively started cycling about 3 1/2 years ago (100 miles a week on an average), I noticed that my nails and hair are growing considerably faster than before. It's not like I have been keeping a journal about it, but I have noticed the change.

    What I know has changed is the increase in my calorie intake and yet I have lost some weight. I guess what happens is that digestive system and everything else in the body accelerates because of the activity, so it would make sense that nails and hair growth accelerate as well.

    Anyone else notice this change as opposed to before you started?
    Apparently not.

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    toe nails? or finger nails?

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    Never noticed the hair or nail growth but one thing I do know is that Hair too long and the helmet doesn't fit right and long toenails get painfull after a good few miles.

    And these do have a bearing on cycling but as to whether cycling has an "Adverse" effect on growth---No Idea.
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    Well, I must be doing something wrong 'cause I'm losing my hair - and I'm a girl!!!!!

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    I could be wrong on this but I think sun helps make nails stronger, due to the vitamin D synthesis. As for hair, I am not sure about that one.

    I work in the sun riding a bike and ride but I havent noticed anything imparticular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyFlorida View Post
    Well, I must be doing something wrong 'cause I'm losing my hair - and I'm a girl!!!!!
    hey don't feel bad. I'm a vulcan and I'm loosing my hair, but the ones I have seem to be growing faster.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnr783 View Post
    I could be wrong on this but I think sun helps make nails stronger, due to the vitamin D synthesis. As for hair, I am not sure about that one.

    I work in the sun riding a bike and ride but I havent noticed anything imparticular.
    Sun/vitamin D makes some sense. Being exposed to sun for over 2 hours in the summer time during rides could make a difference as far as what I am talking about..

    But then again, it could all be in my head, so who knows.

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