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Cycling 'almost halves risk of cancer and heart disease'

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posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 03:42 AM
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news.sky.com...

There we have it. Proof that cycling can really help you overcome diseases later in life due to the cardiovascular exercise you get when cycling.Oonly problem though is the fumes you get in your face from vehicles! I think major cities should stop all vehicles from entering the centre and also open up more vehicle free roads in and around major cities!

Anyway the article talks about cycling to work but obvuously cycing anywhere at any time is just as good.
From the article:

People who cycle to work reduce their risk of cancer and heart disease by almost half, research suggests. A study of more than a quarter of a million people found those who cycle for their commute have a 46% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and 45% lower risk of developing cancer than people who drive to work or take public transport. The research, carried out over five years by experts from the University of Glasgow, concluded that overall, cyclists have a 41% lower risk of premature death from any cause.

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posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 04:05 AM
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originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
news.sky.com...

There we have it. Proof that cycling can really help you overcome diseases later in life due to the cardiovascular exercise you get when cycling.Oonly problem though is the fumes you get in your face from vehicles! I think major cities should stop all vehicles from entering the centre and also open up more vehicle free roads in and around major cities!

Anyway the article talks about cycling to work but obvuously cycing anywhere at any time is just as good.
From the article:

People who cycle to work reduce their risk of cancer and heart disease by almost half, research suggests. A study of more than a quarter of a million people found those who cycle for their commute have a 46% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and 45% lower risk of developing cancer than people who drive to work or take public transport. The research, carried out over five years by experts from the University of Glasgow, concluded that overall, cyclists have a 41% lower risk of premature death from any cause.



Yea ... but what are the statistics for a RTA

Healthy middle aged wo/man killed by car/bus in heavy traffic.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 04:18 AM
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I'm a cyclist and I had tumors around my cheeks and elsewhere on my face. I quit eating Chinese peanuts and smoking and ate a lot of raw garlic for the next 2 years. The tumors got so small that the doc's said I no longer have to visit. That was about 8 years ago I believe. I've been cycling since I've been a kid, but here where I live, 99% of my way of getting around is by bicycle or walking. Yes, I have a drivers license, but I just like the idea of "life is grand when on a bike". But I'll tell you this, I did have the ambulance come and get me once. Biking can be awfully dangerous. I've had 2 other close calls with drivers that are on their fkn cell phones. You talk about someone that wants to give them a good scolding, hmm, that must be me.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 04:30 AM
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I cycle about about 9000 miles a year, from Europe to Asia and beyond, the risk of a RTA when riding is very low.. Yes there is a risk but then anything worth doing has that attached to it..

I just got back from cycling London to Paris and can say it is easy to see why it will help me in later life, trips like this although only a few days really give a boost that sitting on ones fat ass in front of a TV eating KFC all whilst crying into the bucket and wondering "why do I not have the body I want" or "why can I not loose weight" never will..


Fact is if you are healthy and fit then your life will be much better, you have more energy and all in a better outlook as your body is not decaying into the realm of middle age mediocrity..

You can put this information out there OP but people do not want to hear it, anything that takes effort and a bit of will power will be poo pooed,.. I can say this as a ex lazy misinformed junk food addict that thought walking to the shops and ordering a "water" with my Burger King XL Bacon double cheese burger was actually going to do some good...



RA



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 04:41 AM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
What about exercise bikes at home? I'm doing that daily, and of course I don't get any fumes.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 04:44 AM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist

I like it however I wonder why/if the stationary bike isn't just as good?
Seems like a good alternative if one isn't able to bike to work.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 04:45 AM
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originally posted by: slider1982
I cycle about about 9000 miles a year, from Europe to Asia and beyond, the risk of a RTA when riding is very low.. Yes there is a risk but then anything worth doing has that attached to it..

I just got back from cycling London to Paris and can say it is easy to see why it will help me in later life, trips like this although only a few days really give a boost that sitting on ones fat ass in front of a TV eating KFC all whilst crying into the bucket and wondering "why do I not have the body I want" or "why can I not loose weight" never will..


Fact is if you are healthy and fit then your life will be much better, you have more energy and all in a better outlook as your body is not decaying into the realm of middle age mediocrity..

You can put this information out there OP but people do not want to hear it, anything that takes effort and a bit of will power will be poo pooed,.. I can say this as a ex lazy misinformed junk food addict that thought walking to the shops and ordering a "water" with my Burger King XL Bacon double cheese burger was actually going to do some good...



RA


What you did would be a dream come true for me. And I'm up there in age. I always wanted to bike from Calif to Maine , but I no longer live in the States. I hope one day the States will have a national bicycle day like many cities have a day for people that like to have a relation with the same sex. I think more people will turn out for the national bicycle day, but who knows, people might like the bedroom more the bicycle.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 04:46 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
What about exercise bikes at home? I'm doing that daily, and of course I don't get any fumes.



Doesn't work. I have to take the clothes off my exercise bike too often, and it's such a chore. I have an exercise chair. I can sit on that for hours too !!



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 04:53 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
What about exercise bikes at home? I'm doing that daily, and of course I don't get any fumes.



On this, one must be aware of their breathing, because you are not feeling the natural wind that comes into your lungs. Think about it next time you are on the bike at home, are you feeling the natural wind to balance natures intake of air into your lungs. This is why when outdoors you can ride for hours upon hours, but indoors, you are bound to an artificial way of not going anywhere in a timeless thought of "I'm getting healthy". by doing this. I understand that some people have to do the bike thing indoors, and for them its great, but I just wanted to add that outdoor going is the ultimate if possible.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 05:10 AM
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This just in, being active reduces the chance of disease.


I'm sorry man, I had to do it.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 05:45 AM
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I've cycled and walked all my life. Yes, I am very fit and even at 50 years old my waist line and physique is the same as when I was 16. I don't even have a car any more. I hate them. I hate what they have done in terms of alienating us all from each other. I hate them because they are killing us all in one way or another, either with fumes or lack of exercise. I hate them because of what oil does to the environments. I hate them for the wars and greed oil has caused.

I wish we could get a handle on it all. Yes, we need the lorries and the vans for delivering. etc, but we need to move more toward driving behavior that relates to necessity. The automobile is the single biggest cause of chemical clouds and global warming. I get nose bleeds now every morning unless I use a nasal spray. Lots of people are having dangerous illnesses because of diesel. Before it was coal fumes that killed us. Now it is diesel. We never learn. We are profound #wits. Sorry, but it is true.

I don't think cycling helps in other ways. I have done so much cycling and walking that I get joint aches from wear. Also, I have great problems with my teeth, despite having one of the healthiest diets of anyone I know. There are many people who take in lots of sugar and have better teeth than I. I hate teeth. I have a phobia about them. I curse the universe for making them so vulnerable and crappy in humans (God ain't as perfect as we are led to believe else evolution wouldn't have found it necessary to constantly keep trying to make all this faultiness better). I am not scared of teeth, I just despise even the word.



Look at the horrible things! Was God having some kind of a joke to give us something that is sooo not up to the job and will cause us pain day and night as long as our brains are conscious enough to be a receptor to the PAIN and discomfort of this lousy excuse for incisors? Why can't we have proper teeth like a #ing lion?



CYCLING is dangerous. I have had many near misses. I would do more than I do because car drivers are very selfish in their behavior. So STAY SAFE! I might be as grumpy as Hunter Thompson, but I do CARE!


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posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 06:15 AM
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originally posted by: Revolution9
CYCLING is dangerous. I have had many near misses. I would do more than I do because car drivers are very selfish in their behavior. So STAY SAFE! I might be as grumpy as Hunter Thompson, but I do CARE!


I agree. I have a hybrid bike and I will not use it on the street, only rail trails or mountain bike trails.

When I cannot take that out I use the spin bike in the workout room.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

That will be just as good. I hope you get out into the country for some "so called" fresh air.

Look after yourself, Good Sir.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 06:37 AM
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originally posted by: Revolution9
That will be just as good. I hope you get out into the country for some "so called" fresh air.

Look after yourself, Good Sir.


Thanks. We have some pretty good trails within a short drive of where I live and the risk of getting run over by an inattentive motorist is zero on these.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: eletheia

I've been cycling for around 3 years and not once did I have an accident with a car... I did however have an accident with a pedestrian who wasn't looking when he sprinted out into the cycle lane to catch his bus.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 07:28 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
What about exercise bikes at home? I'm doing that daily, and of course I don't get any fumes.



i'm sure thats just as good, however if you want some fresh air at the same time it's best to cycle somewhere out in the open.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 07:32 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Revolution9
CYCLING is dangerous. I have had many near misses. I would do more than I do because car drivers are very selfish in their behavior. So STAY SAFE! I might be as grumpy as Hunter Thompson, but I do CARE!


I agree. I have a hybrid bike and I will not use it on the street, only rail trails or mountain bike trails.

When I cannot take that out I use the spin bike in the workout room.


Hybrids are fine for road cycling, I use mine on the roads and I can go at speed just like a road bike althoughuphill is a chore... coming down is a wiz.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 07:48 AM
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Sorry cyclists, but I've got to say this... I can understand if you live in a city or a large coumminty where it's the norm and there's bike lanes.

But... If you're one of these cyclists who enjoy taking your bike out to the country on the weekends and ride on the windy highways you're a damn moron and you're just askin for it. And you're in fact endangering motorists lives as well...

I live in the mountains and see these spandex clad idiots clogging up dangerous two lane roads all the time. I've seen a head on collision between two cars caused by a cyclists who just rode away. I once grazed a guy on a bike with my passenger side mirror on a two lane 55mph state highway with no shoulder, cliff on one side, 80 ft drop to a river on the other, in a blind turn with a semi-truck coming towards me in the other lane. Hmmmmmm... let me see here, head on with a semi-truck or clip a dumbass cyclists?

Ever since then, every time I see them on these roads I through whatever trash I have in truck my at them, and tell em to 'get the fk off the road!'

Just my way of saving lives.
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posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 07:55 AM
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58 With around 40k miles under my belt. Love the sport, lots of accessories.
3-5 times a week, 30min - 2 hours. I can usually eat what ever I want.
Road bikes, actually 3 and a mountain bike.



posted on Apr, 20 2017 @ 07:58 AM
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originally posted by: rexsblues
Sorry cyclists, but I've got to say this... I can understand if you live in a city or a large coumminty where it's the norm and there's bike lanes.

But... If you're one of these cyclists who enjoy taking your bike out to the country on the weekends and ride on the windy highways you're a damn moron and you're just askin for it. And you're in fact endangering motorists lives as well...

I live in the mountains and see these spandex clad idiots clogging up dangerous two lane roads all the time. I've seen a head on collision between two cars caused by a cyclists who just rode away. I once grazed a guy on a bike with my passenger side mirror on a two lane 55mph state highway with no shoulder, cliff on one side, 80 ft drop to a river on the other, in a blind turn with a semi-truck coming towards me in the other lane. Hmmmmmm... let me see here, head on with a semi-truck or clip a dumbass cyclists?

Ever since then, every time I see them on these roads I through whatever trash I have in truck my at them, and tell em to 'get the fk off the road!'

Just my way of saving lives.


Lots of cyclist are packing these days you should be careful.
By the way your jealous and a looser.




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