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Old 12-21-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Scientists confirm - riding a bike has extraordinary effects on our brain

article in The Independent

"Scientists are confirming what most cyclists instinctively know -- that riding a bike has extraordinary effects on our brain chemistry"

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-cycle-path-to-happiness-8422706.html



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Old 12-21-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Good article! I can't tell you how many friends I try to tell this to, but many can't get over thinking that it's too boring. Somehow, those that try it get hooked and thank me for making their life healthier.



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Old 12-21-2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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And driving a large truck has the opposite effect?

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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Great article! Always good to see things like this.

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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That makes me even more so wish all those years I had been a long distance runner I had instead been a cyclist.

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:56 PM   #6
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This is really an inspiration to keep pedaling!

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
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great article. All I want to do is spread the love of cycling to others. Now I have SCIENCE on my side.

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Old 12-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #8
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Good read tnx

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Old 12-22-2012, 08:12 PM   #9
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Yep, that is a good article. Definitely appreciate your sharing it.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #10
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Cycing does have an effect on our brain, crashing even more so. Not so much if you wear a helmet.



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