another damn good reason to cycle hard

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  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Here’s more evidence that regular exercise really is the best medicine: avid cyclists as old as 79 had healthy muscle and immune function as good as people 30 years younger who did not exercise.

    British researchers tested the muscles and immune systems of a group of middle-aged and elderly cyclists and compared them to younger people who do not exercise regularly.

    The cyclists were healthier, both in terms of their muscles and their immune systems, than middle-aged couch potatoes. That's no surprise.

    But they also looked as healthy, biologically, as a group of people aged 20 to 36 who did not exercise, the team reported in the journal Aging Cell.

    By some measures, their bodies had not aged at all.

    “It really tells us that staying physically active all of your adult life can prevent much of what we think of as aging, including immune aging,” said Janet Lord, who directs the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/heal...s-your-body-looking-young-study-finds-n854846
     
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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Exercise is good for you? Better for you than not exercising at all?

    My God - this changes EVERYTHING...

    :D
     
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  3. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I bet your 12 oz curls will still count for something :cheers:
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    i like bikes....do not ride often.....i'm still sick less than you.
     
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  5. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    doubt it, I haven't missed a day of work due to being ill in over 15 years sonny
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    same.
     
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  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Isn't that because you don't work? :confused:
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    i do......just try not to do it to often.
     
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  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You are wise beyond your years...
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    it mostly involves trying to get my dad to quit working.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Have you even been to a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma recently?

    I'm convinced we are trying to engineer hybrid humans that weigh 300lbs and consume mass quantities of lard.
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Try more like 400 pounds. I transport those folks daily
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    in california no less.....land of the beautiful people....
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    Just imagine what those poor medi-trans folks in the more obese parts of the country put up with :disgust1:
     
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    deroyo French Monkey Instigator Supreme!

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    I ride my bike 'cause it's fun. YES!!!!
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    That's what you think, but really it's so you can upgrade to shimano 12 speed and a few years later, 13 speed.
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I'm a retro grouch. Road bike still sports an 8 speed cassette and the Mt bike is a 3x9 with 26" wheels
     
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    deroyo French Monkey Instigator Supreme!

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