Health

Ketogenic Diet for Randonneurs

Can I really fuel my rides purely by burning fat rather than carbs (or, technically, glycogen) and do so more efficiently and with greater recovery? Doctors used the ketogenic diet in the 1920s as part of a therapy plan for people with epilepsy, although the origins of ketogenic medicine may date back to ancient Greece. For randonneuring …

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Showstoppers

John Hughes has some interesting articles on his site. Recently he discussed physical ailments that can lead to a DNF (Did Not Finish). Of course most of these relate to riding upright bikes. Since I started riding recumbents in 2002 I have only ever experienced the last two conditions. Cramping has rarely bothered me, especially since …

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Erectile Function and Cycling

It has often been claimed that cycling can cause erectile disfunction, but is that really true? This study compares cycling with other sports “High-intensity cyclists recorded slightly better erectile function scores than low-intensity cyclists.” Read the article here

Dementia

Dementia and Exercise “More than 80 percent of North Americans over the age of 85 suffer from some form of dementia.” A study with rats designed to simulate three types of exercise used by humans showed that rats that ran long distances on exercise wheels at their own choice of speeds had the greatest increase in …

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Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium is much more than a simple electrolyte – it is involved in more than 300 biological functions and is essential for heart health.