6 things bicyclists can do to keep out of emergency rooms

Defensive driving isn't just a concept reserved for automobile drivers. It’s just as important, probably even more so, for cyclists

6 things bicyclists can do to keep out of emergency rooms“I think one of the biggest things as a bicyclist is to be a defensive rider, very focused and alert – able to anticipate what cars around you may do before they do it,” UVA Health System injury prevention coordinator Liz Cochran said. “The sooner you can detect potential conflicts on the road, the quicker […]

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%

Adults who are obese and commute by car are at a 32% increased risk of death from any cause, compared with normal-weight peers who walk or cycle to work, report researchers

Driving to work may increase the risk of premature death by 32%The finding, which was recently presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, was based on an analysis of more than 160,000 British individuals. For the study, researchers from the British Heart Foundation examined data from 163,149 people (aged between 37 and 73 years) who provided information about whether they drove to work, walked and […]

Can racquet sports give you a fitter, longer life?

When you think of effective cardio exercise, the activities most likely to come to mind are aerobics classes, running, swimming and cycling. But racquet sports like tennis may hold even greater benefits, according to research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Can racquet sports give you a fitter, longer life?And, as a bonus, they could also be more fun, making it easier to meet your fitness goals. After reviewing data from 80,000 people, researchers found that participants in racquet sports reduced their risk of early death by 47%. Racquet sports beat out swimming and aerobics, the second and third most-protective exercises, by double digits. […]

#WorldBicycleDay: 7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say experts

The Danish study tracked 45,000 people aged between 50 and 65 for over the next two decades and found that consistent exercise has a huge impact on health, especially done as part of a routine

#WorldBicycleDay: 7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say expertsCycling to work in middle age dramatically reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, a major study reveals. As little as 30 minutes a week has a marked effect on the chance of developing coronary heart disease over the next 20 years, researchers found. The Danish study, which recruited 45,000 people […]

#WorldBicycleDay: Cycling is the happiest mode of transportation, suggests research

#WorldBicycleDay: Cycling is the happiest mode of transportation, suggests researchIn research recently published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Yingling Fan, Ph.D., a professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a scholar in the Center for Transportation Studies, and a colleague from Northwest University, China, examined how trip mode, duration, purpose and companionship impacted a person’s well-being in the United […]

#WorldBicycleDay: Cycling can slow down ageing and keep your immune system young

The findings, outlined in two papers in the journal Aging Cell, showed that the cyclists preserved muscle mass and strength with age while maintaining stable levels of body fat and cholesterol. In men, testosterone levels remained high

#WorldBicycleDay: Cycling can slow down ageing and keep your immune system youngCycling can hold back the effects of ageing and rejuvenate the immune system, a study has found. Scientists carried out tests on 125 amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 and compared them with healthy adults from a wide age group who did not exercise regularly. More surprisingly, the anti-ageing effects of cycling appeared to extend […]

Pune: Experts to offer tips to cyclists on how to prevent and treat injuries

On May 25, various experts will share their insight into the effects of sudden exercising and other related issues at Deccan Gymkhana in Pune from 4 pm to 7 pm. The admission is open for all

Pune: Experts to offer tips to cyclists on how to prevent and treat injuriesA 35-year-old Pune resident participated in a cycling competition, where the riders had to ride the cycles from Pune to Goa. “After cycling for around 300 kilometres, he did a heavy stretching. After which, he was unable to peddle the cycle, because of the lack of knowledge that he did heavy stretching right after a […]

Pune: Rigorous cycling lands 15-year-old to hospital

Excessive cycling caused the condition known as popliteal artery entrapment syndrome. It is a rare ailment which can affect youngsters

Pune: Rigorous cycling lands 15-year-old to hospitalWe all know about the beneficial effects of cycling and how it can help people lose weight and tone muscles in their legs. But did you know that rigorous or excessive cycling can have detrimental effects on the blood supply in your legs? That’s what happened to a 15-year-old boy in Pune. City doctors treat […]

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

When was the last time you measured your resting heart rate? Having a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute (bpm) during middle-age may double the risk for early death, according to new research published in the journal Open Heart

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die earlyThe study involved hundreds of men who had their resting rates measured on two occasions over the space of 10 years. A resting heart rate of 75-bpm (which is considered normal by the UK NHS) was shown to double the risk of early death. Men whose heart rate increased during their 50s were also more […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]