De ce să facem efort fizic?
1. Pentru că mișcarea întoarce puțin timpul înapoi.
To accomplish that goal, the scientists recruited 85 men and 41 women aged between 55 and 79 who bicycle regularly. The volunteers were all serious recreational riders but not competitive athletes. The men had to be able to ride at least 62 miles in six and a half hours and the women 37 miles in five and a half hours, benchmarks typical of a high degree of fitness in older people.
The scientists then ran each volunteer through a large array of physical and cognitive tests. The scientists determined each cyclist’s endurance capacity, muscular mass and strength, pedaling power, metabolic health, balance, memory function, bone density and reflexes. They also had the volunteers complete the so-called Timed Up and Go test, during which someone stands up from a chair without using his or her arms, briskly walks about 10 feet, turns, walks back and sits down again.
The researchers compared the results of cyclists in the study against each other and also against standard benchmarks of supposedly normal aging. If a particular test’s numbers were similar among the cyclists of all ages, the researchers considered, then that measure would seem to be more dependent on activity than on age.
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. As a group, even the oldest cyclists had younger people’s levels of balance, reflexes, metabolic health and memory ability.
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3. Te ajută să îți formezi noi obiceiuri. Pentru mine ciclismul în singurătate este un prilej perfect pentru resetare mentală și meditație.
But will all this fat we’re breathing out will contribute to climate change? The short answer is no.
“This reveals troubling misconceptions about global warming which is caused by unlocking the ancient carbon atoms trapped underground in fossilised organisms. The carbon atoms human beings exhale are returning to the atmosphere after just a few months or years trapped in food that was made by a plant,” said Meerman in the release.
The funny thing about all of this is that, although most health professionals don’t know what happens to fat when we lose weight, most Veritasium viewers probably do. In fact, as this mind-blowing video below explains, not only do we lose our „lost” fat through breathing, if we were in a closed system, we would actuallybecome trees.
În total am găsit vreo 50 de motive, dar mi le amintesc tot timpul numai atunci cînd sînt călare. Poate că le voi adăuga aici. Dacă voi mă ajutați, va fi și mai bine și mai folositor pentru sedentari.
Bonus: Iată cîteva răspunsuri la întrebările pe care le pun cicliștii începători AICI
A propos …. Vin căldurile! Începe sezonul! Unde ne pregătim să mergem anul acesta?
1. repetăm tura de Auschwitz? Oradea – Auschwitz, dar pe alt drum, partea cea mai frumoasă, cea mai dificilă, cea mai înaltă?
2. Mergem în Israel? Pe urmele Mîntuitorului?
3. Turul celor 7 biserici din Apocalipsa?
PS. Al doilea bonus: Cum ne împachetăm pentru turele lungi? Vezi AICI