Saturday, January 24, 2015

How Exercise Keeps Us Young…

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Good health news for geezer bikers, is an interesting read at the Bent rider forum. The poster added a link from the New York times on the BEST KEPT SECRET…. Surprised smileHow exercise keeps us young”. Pictured is… Smile with tongue outDROOL Christie Brinkley (60?) looking quite well and healthy! Obviously her workouts using the Total Gym have paid off!Winking smile I’ve owned and used one of those devices and it truly is the BEST form of all around exercise. If I wasn’t such a dedicated… cyclist, I be using one of those machines religiously everyday.

But back to the topic at hand. I totally agree with the article in the New York Times and bicycling (Being my present avenue of exercising) has paid off for me, for the longest time. Quote from article: “As it turned out, the cyclists did not show their age. On almost all measures, their physical functioning remained fairly stable across the decades and was much closer to that of young adults than of people their age.” Not only does it keep the weight down, keeps your body in good physical shape; but it also helps in reinforcing your immune system. I rarely ever get sick (Cold, flu etc.) but when I do, I find that my body tends to rebound and fight off those aliments, FASTER, because of my routine exercise. (At least 15 miles a day cycling) I would suggest to anyone out there, if you are looking for a great way to work out and enjoy great scenery, bicycling is the fountain of youth ticket for you!Thumbs up