Cycling; The anti-aging exercise?

British scientists have discovered that cycling has anti-aging effects, tests were carried out on 125 people ranging from 55 to 79 year old who are amateur cyclists. The participants were compared to healthy adults from a wider age group who didn’t exercise regularly.

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Cycling in London

Overall the cyclists where healthier, in terms of muscles and immune systems than many middle-aged adults, the cyclists showed they had preserved muscle mass, and a good immune function, as good as people upto 30 years younger who don’t exercise.

Other studies have shown cycling has many health benefits, with a study from the BMJ showing regular cycling reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease by 45% and resudced the risk of death by over 40%.

Cycling has a positive environmental impact, not just for the individuals but for everyone in our communities. Cycling helps reduce carbon emissions and pollutants in the air that threaten public health.

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Mat Watson

Mat joined Bedrock in 2006, just before the move from Oldchurch Hospital to Queen’s Hospital, today he is our Chairman. He has a keen interest in radio broadcasting and wanted to understand more about production, programming and engineering aspects. He’s even has a qualification in radio production! Mat has worked professionally in broadcast working for commercial, community and online radio stations. But his passion remains with Hospital Radio, he calls it “a unique platform that retains individuality.” Today Mat works in public transport, helping customers with their journeys, but can still be heard on Bedrock on the Sunday Brunch from 10am.

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