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...

The Cause of Cramps?

Could it be as simple as not having enough magnesium in your body? Magnesium is much more than a simple electrolyte – it is involved in more than 300 biological functions and is essential for heart health. Any prescribed doses of magnesium are likely to be...

R.I.C.E. No Longer the Treatment of Choice for Injuries

Since 1978 when Dr. Gabe Mirkin coined the term RICE, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation have been the gold standard for treating athletic injuries. But now the ice age is melting, and a series of studies that show that injury treatment with cold therapy and total...