Cycling is a sport that knows no age limits, and many riders continue to enjoy the thrill of the open road well into their golden years. As we age, however, maintaining peak performance can become more challenging. In this post, we’ll explore the ways in which aging can impact your cycling abilities and provide valuable […]
Yet another study has shown the extraordinary benefits of interval training (also known as HIIT) to fight aging. Specifically, it showed the most impressive anti-aging results in older people who did high intensity interval training on stationary bikes. Aging is inevitable, but you can start using interval training on a stationary bike today to fight aging!
Here’s some research that proves that cycling does help to fight aging. Older cyclists were given a barrage of tests. Even the oldest test subjects had the balance, reflexes, metabolic health and memory ability of young adults – Clear evidence that cycling fights aging.
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.
This post is about how to modify your bike to cycle if you have are having pain caused by thumb arthritis. Many cyclists eventually develop a common type of thumb arthritis, called CMC (carpometacarpal) arthritis. Since getting my diagnosis, I have modified my bike to make it easier to cycle without pain. This post describes the cheap changes I made to modify my bike. The post contains several ideas for you to make to modify your bike to cycle more comfortably with thumb arthritis.
Health is vitally important as we age. Bike riding is one way to preserve our health as we age. The question is, are electric bikes safe for seniors? Read this post to find the answer, as well as tips for seniors to cycle safely on e-bikes.
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.
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!
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.