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Tag: Arthritis

Bicycles and Brains

Bicycles and Brains

Personally, I can go on and on about the benefits of cycling, and so can my family. “Mom is so much happier after a ride to Jamestown; it’s a great time to hit her up for cash.”

If you Google benefits of cycling, they are plentiful.For example, go abike and brainhead, stop at Spruce Confections on the way home – you just burned 488 calories in an hour. And, while you are burning those calories and getting stronger, you can listen to the lovely rush of water from the Left Hand Canyon creek, see amazing cliffs as you reach Buckingham Park and smell the pines. Every sense is so alive that your quads hardly notice…. Okay, I got carried away.

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Biking to Manage Arthritis

Biking to Manage Arthritis

“I wonder why my knees feel so much better when I finish a bike ride than when I run?”

“Do you have arthritis?”

“Dunno – but my knees get stiff. I don’t really have pain, but I sure can feel creaky, especially when I stop running and sit for a while. I walk like an old lady when I first get knee 1up. Is that arthritis?”

What is arthritis and how do you manage it?

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