Cyclists age better

As a cyclist, this study that suggests cyclists age better is exciting for me! I love cycling and I love my bikes!

Two days ago, my post was about the exercise benefits for your brain. I know that for myself, there is no better antidepressant or anti-stress prescription than riding my bike.

The other benefits of cycling are that a cyclist body seem to fend off some age-related decline, muscle mass is better, immune system is improved and hearts are healthier

A few months ago at an annual physical, my doctor laughed, shook his head and said, for a 20-year-old your are really healthy! I had chalked that up to plant-based food – but, now I see that exercise and in particular, cycling has an important role in aging well too.

Maybe cycling isn’t for you, so get off the couch and move. My 96 year-old-mom isn’t going to ride a bike anymore. But, she does stand up and sits down. She does push her walker around her house most days to get in a few laps. And, she sits in her recliner and does leg lifts.

So, get off the couch and age well!

Evidence Indicates Cyclists May Age Better Than Those Who Don’t Bike

There’s new evidence that cyclists may age better than people who don’t bike. Their bodies seem to fend off some age-related decline. And we’re not talking about Olympians. This is people who cycle just for fun. NPR’s consumer health correspondent Allison Aubrey reports.

Read Evidence Indicates Cyclists May Age Better Than Those Who Don’t Bike

Allison Aubrey

NPR

Lessons on Aging Well, From a 105-Year-Old Cyclist

At the age of 105, the French amateur cyclist and world-record holder Robert Marchand is more aerobically fit than most 50-year-olds — and appears to be getting even fitter as he ages, according to a revelatory new study of his physiology.

Read Lessons on Aging Well, From a 105-Year-Old Cyclist

Gretchen Reynolds

The New York Times

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