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Old 03-16-18, 05:01 AM
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NY Times on cycling benefits for older riders

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/w...-article-click
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Old 03-16-18, 05:45 AM
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Very interesting article, reinforces what most of us have found to be the case. Thanks for the link.

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Old 03-16-18, 05:48 AM
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True in my case I turn 80 this year, and I ride appox 30 miles every other day. Almost no one would guess my age as 80
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as much as i appreciate the sentiment the study is pretty weak. The cyclists were compared to people who did no regular exercise. I'm sure older people who walk, or do yoga or swim, etc. have similar outcomes. So the suggestion that the results are cycling specific is pretty weak.
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On how the NY Times benefits older riders

I fold the front page in half and stuff it under my jersey for cold mornings.

Seriously, yes. But this article is preaching to the choir.

Ben

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Old 03-16-18, 09:55 AM
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A Good motivation to be &
stay active.



Thanks for posting the link
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Regular exercise has benefits. Who knew?
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Thanks!
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Originally Posted by northtexasbiker View Post
Regular exercise has benefits. Who knew?
Next, they'll tell us that smoking is bad for our health.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Next, they'll tell us that smoking is bad for our health.

I guess it depends on what you are smoking :-)
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Next, they'll tell us that smoking is bad for our health.
It took 30 years before public accepted the link between smoking and lung cancer. Thirty years of battling against the tobacco lobby.

A lot of things haven't changed.
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Next, they'll tell us that smoking is bad for our health.
I was a 5 pack a day smoker for over 3 years, smoked since I was 12. I had to go see a hypnotist to quit or it was going to kill me. I did this in 1991 and never touched one since
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It took 30 years before public accepted the link between smoking and lung cancer. Thirty years of battling against the tobacco lobby.
I am not sure when that 30 years took place. Even my Dad who took up smoking during WW2 knew it's health risks at the time. And since the heath (heart/lung) of kerosene lanterns was of great concern before electric became commonplace.... people tended to overlook many health risks rather than worry about circumstances they had no control of.

I also don't recall the tobacco lobby "battle" either. Sure.... some politicians with large numbers of voting constituents working in the tobacco industry (and a willingness to accept political contributions) did remind congress of their supposed limited powers. But NEVER to any avail. It was great political theater.... but acting... is NOT "battling".

It all boiled down to do Americans have a "right" to do stupid and harmful things. For many... the answer was NO. I don't smoke, drink, do drugs, or much of any other harmful vice.... with the exception of cycling. But many... would quickly remove us cyclist from the roadways.... with the same reasoning that removed tobacco products.

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I was a 5 pack a day smoker for over 3 years, smoked since I was 12. I had to go see a hypnotist to quit or it was going to kill me. I did this in 1991 and never touched one since
My dad was a smoker and I always fought with him growing up. He quit sometime after I had moved out so that would have been ~1985. He's going to be 85 this year.
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I think cycling keeps your sense of balance intact in your old age.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
On how the NY Times benefits older riders

I fold the front page in half and stuff it under my jersey for cold mornings.

Seriously, yes. But this article is preaching to the choir.

Ben
And older cats too. I use it to line litter boxes.
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Old 03-19-18, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
I think cycling keeps your sense of balance intact in your old age.
The neurologist are encouraging that we Parkinsonís Disease patients use cycling to improve balance issues. Personally, my balance problems are eased, and the leg and arm tremors are lessened also. Research is ongoing about the exercise being an integral part of PD management.

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True in my case I turn 80 this year, and I ride appox 30 miles every other day. Almost no one would guess my age as 80
That is impressive!!! My hat's off, and I can only hope I can say the same about myself when (if...) I'm 80!
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I skimmed through this. It is a typical fluff piece extolling the benefits of exercise. There is no new ground broken here. Of course, because it talks about the benefits of cycling it has been noted here, but the preacher has his back to the congregation while he is preaching to the choir. Very few people in this forum could disagree with the premise that cycling is good for you. If this had been a front page headline it might have been noteworthy
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