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...

Magnesium Deficiency

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

What to do after a bicycle crash

When going for a ride make sure you have: a cell phone, personal identification, emergency contact, and something to write with. If you have been in a bicycle crash you need to do these: Call the police and/or an ambulance immediately. If you are unable to do so, ask...

Common Painkillers Raise Risk of Heart Attack

Many randonneurs take ibuprofen as a matter of course to prevent feeling pain during a long ride. Others wait until an injury occurs and then take it. A recently published article says a study suggests taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for only a week can...

Cramping

I recently suggested that a rider suffering from leg cramps during a 1200 apply some topical magnesium. His immediate response was “Never! Magnesium is a muscle relaxant and I don’t want to go to sleep.” It always amazes me how close-minded people...

How to Avoid Heart Disease

Beyond Cholesterol — What Really Causes Heart Disease? According to Dr. Thomas Dayspring, a lipidologist (expert on cholesterol), and Director of Cardiovascular Education at Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT), most heart attacks are due to insulin...