One of the many benefits of cycling is that it helps you to sleep better. If you find it hard to sleep, cycling could be just the thing you need, as we will show you in this post. And the important thing is this: getting enough sleep is crucial for every aspect of good health, notably brain health and heart health.
Research has shown yet another benefit of cardio exercise like cycling. Cardio exercise can induce an increase in the number of your muscle stem cells! This is a promising finding for those of us who are ageing (that is, all of us). In ways as yet not fully understood, it can help to maintain your muscle strength, and increase activity levels.
This post and video address the concerns that many male cyclists have about penis numbness, erectile dysfunction, and prostate cancer. We think you will find this post reassuring. We also offer suggestions to avoid penis numbness and related problems, in the section called What Male Cyclists Can Do to Prevent Erectile Dysfunction.
Did you know that e-bikes can make it possible for couples to cycle together – sometimes for the first time ever? There are many couples who would love to go for a bike ride together, but their cycling abilities are so different that it just doesn’t work. This post contains a video that shows how an e-bike solved this problem for our friends, Amanda and Wayne Smith. It also contains three case studies that show how e-bikes can help couples to ride bikes together.
Myelin is a vital part of healthy bodily function – and like all aspects of health, exercise such as cycling will help to keep myelin healthy. But what is myelin? We’re glad you asked! This post presents an in-depth look at myelin.
Mountain bike sales are soaring, and no wonder! Mountain bikes offer an ideal way to get out and enhance your physical and mental health in nature. And also improve the world. And now, mountain bikes are better than ever, and offer choices for a huge variety of people.
Are you trying to return to cycling after knee replacement surgery? If so, our post can help. Riding a bike is a great form of physical therapy following knee replacement surgery. In this post Dr. Nakul Karkare offers tips for safely returning to riding your bike after knee replacement surgery.
Here is yet another benefit of cycling – it has been scientifically proven to improve the length and quality of sleep, which in turn boosts overall health and happiness.
While there are many reasons why you might want to start cycling, such as improving your health and boosting your general fitness, don’t overlook the mental health benefits. Research shows that one in three cyclists find that cycling reduces their stress levels.
If you suffer from knee pain, this post explains how a properly set-up hybrid bike may offer a way to exercise without causing further knee pain.
This post is about 5 ways that cycling can boost your brain function. People who cycle often do so to boost their physical health. But it’s exciting to learn that cycling also helps to build a better brain, both functionally and structurally. Here’s what science says about the cognitive benefits of pedaling.
As a cyclist, you know hydration is important — but that doesn’t mean you don’t have questions. For a crash course in everything you need to know about hydration, check out the following FAQs about hydration for cyclists. A little knowledge and a lot of common sense are really all you need to ensure you are sufficiently hydrated for your bike rides!
Strength training is very beneficial for cyclists, and can help you to improve your stability and your cycling efficiency. More importantly, it is not just about being faster – strength training ultimately enables us to maintain an active lifestyle with a good quality of life longer.
Here are 5 Great Strength and Conditioning Exercises for Cyclists, all demonstrated with videos. Doing these 5 exercises at least twice a week will make you a stronger, more powerful and efficient cyclist!
The first New Westminster Grand Prix was a huge success. This was the first time the BC Superweek included an event on the hills of New Westminster! The biggest winner was the city and the people in it. Founded in 1858, the City of New Westminster is the oldest city in Western Canada, but it has never looked like it did today, with its streets full of colorful cyclists and enthusiastic spectators and volunteers.
Retirement is a great time to take up a new and exciting hobby – cycling! Not only will you have fun, but cycling has a whole range of exciting benefits that you can read about right here. Put that bus pass away, because after you hear about the benefits of cycling during retirement, you’ll be stuck to the saddle!
It took me 40 years to move from “I love riding bikes” to “I am a cyclist.” Hard to believe, I know. Looking back, I guess it was because I made so many mistakes along the way. I’m a slow learner – let me tell you about it! I learned to ride a bike the hard way – not so much riding as crashing. I had a lot of setbacks along the way. Finally, I learned the keys to making cycling safe, easy and fun – and somewhere along the way, I became a cyclist!
Just because you are getting older does not mean you have to give up your love of mountain biking. In fact, mountain biking can help you age gracefully and keep up your strength. A well-trained rider can ride through anything, regardless of their age. That being said, it is important to understand that the body of a 40-year-old is different from that of a 20-year-old. So we’ve put together these 7 tips to help you keep mountain biking after age 40.
Here are three case studies of seniors who have come back from illness by exercising on electric bikes. The challenges they faced included multiple heart attacks, cancer, neurological problems, and stroke. But they didn’t let that stop them – they got out there on e-bikes, and they kept on exercising and enjoying life! Because of cycling on e-bikes, they have all enjoyed an improvement in their health, and a better quality of life. And they are all bravely modelling how to NOT go gently into that good night.
Here’s a video featuring the top 7 strength building exercises for cyclists. These exercises can all be done in the comfort of your own home. Get strong in the winter so you can enjoy a great summer on your bike! The exercises require minimal equipment, with most of them requiring only a yoga mat. Just three of these ten-minute workouts per week will help you to improve your cycling efficiency and power.