29000 Men Comment
There is an excellent article in the current edition of Bicycling Magazine, Riding with Ritalin
, that really does pertain to prostate cancer prevention and survival. The article, which is available at the link above and is a quick and interesting read, describes how cycling made a significant improvement in the live of a child and young person with ADHD, significantly lowering the amount of medication required.
The article notes that, “Research has shown that vigorous exercise is so effective at quelling anxiety and depression that some patients have been able to reduce or eliminate the use of medications such as Prozac and Zoloft. In a study at the University of Southern Mississippi, participants who suffered from generalized anxiety disorder and exercised at 60 to 90 percent of their maximum heart rates for three 20-minute sessions per week saw significant decreases in anxiety sensitivity and fear after just two workouts. Further research has shown that people who get regular vigorous exercise are less likely to develop anxiety disorders and depression.”
Separate research shows that a third of all cancers are the direct result of what we eat and a lack of exercise. In the coming weeks, I’ll be reviewing the book “Anti Cancer: A New Way of Life” by David Servan-Schreier, MD, PhD.
Making a decision to adopt a different nutritional style and implementing a regular exercise program can have a major impact on your body’s ability to prevent cancer or its recurrence. I happen to believe that bicycling is an ideal exercise program component. You can ride a beach cruiser, a mountain, in a velodrome, or on the road. Every town in America probably has at least one bicycle shop and cycling club. To find the one nearest you, simply pose the question in your favorite Internet browser.
If you like to travel, there literally are dozens of touring groups with trip opportunities all around the globe. If you are married, take a family trip or do family rides. If you like a challenge, consider getting your USA Cycling
license and participating in a local amateur competitive event.
Finally, we would love to have you be part of our Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Black Tire Affair ® program. We currently have events at the Encino Velodrome
here in California, along the Skyline Drive
in Virginia, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and at Reddish Knob
in Virginia beginning in October 2010.