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Mighty Endorphins!

Posted by: Daniella on 05/2/17 at 2:09 PM

As if anyone needed another reason to tout the benefits of Cycling!

There are benefits to cycling beyond improved circulation, increasing leg and torso strength, sharpening focus and reflexes, and releasing the four major “happy chemicals” in the brain: Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and the ALL Mighty Endorphins! 33571558291_4aedaeeb3f_q

A recent FIVE YEAR research study from BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal)  involving over 263,540 individuals showed this! During that five-year period, 3,748 were diagnosed with cancer.  The study revealed that out of the TOTAL number of individuals in the study, those that used Cycling as their main transportation to and from work were at a 40 percent lower risk of dying from cancer!

They were also 46 percent less likely to develop heart disease and 45 percent less likely to develop cancer during the period of the study. WOW!!!

The good news is that the study also showed that if you couldn’t Cycle to and from work on the daily basis, even recreational Cycling as little 20 miles a week show an advantage in reducing certain cancer risk!! Fun! Exercise, and a possible increase in Mortality!!

Truly a Win Win Win! See you on the Trails!!

 

By:
Terence Mills
Wellness Consultant

Warrior Wellness and Rejuvenation has been serving Suwanee and the surrounding areas since 2006. My specialties include strength and conditioning, Life-Style and body composition transformation, special population (seniors, adolescents, and ailment recovering) and the overall Health, Wellness, and Rejuvenation of the human body.

 

 

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