Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

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Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby ILMB » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:02 pm

Cholestrol had been creeping up. In April this year, the bad reading was 6.6. Was very worried, as our diet is only non-processed food, lots of oats, walnuts, fish, avos, fresh veg, low GI stuff etc, and I don't want to go the drug (i.e. statin) route.

Doc phoned on Saturday. Friday blood test returned a bad cholestrol reading of only 3.9! (only .4 outside good range), and the good reading is also significantly up. Will get detailed results next face-to-face visit.

Only significant life-style change has been the bike for the last 10 months.

I am over the moon. If ever there was proof that bike riding is good! I am totally convinced that my bike is good for me.
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Re: Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:29 am

We'ves been trying to tell everyone that for years. :roll: :mrgreen:

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Re: Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby Ozkaban » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:39 am

Nice one!

Now you need to find out what the medication would cost for a year to bring down your cholesterol to that level and take that amount directly to your LBS singing "I wish me a merry christmas" and treat yourself to a nice upgrade :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby 3DKiwi » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:43 am

Well done.

I can confirm this as well. I've lost 20 kg this year after deciding I was getting fat and lazy. Only difference was cycling and being a bit careful with what I eat.

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Re: Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:05 am

The "good range" in France is one whole mark higher :lol:
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Re: Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby herzog » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:46 am

That wouldn't be due to the fact that the frogs cook everything in duck fat would it? :)
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Re: Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby gorilla monsoon » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:33 pm

herzog wrote:That wouldn't be due to the fact that the frogs cook everything in duck fat would it? :)


"The frogs"? I thought we'd bypassed racial slurs years ago.
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Re: Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby Semar » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:51 pm

herzog wrote:That wouldn't be due to the fact that the frogs cook everything in duck fat would it? :)



Anyway, it's butter and they cook far better than anyone north of them. :wink:
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Re: Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby herzog » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:56 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:
"The frogs"? I thought we'd bypassed racial slurs years ago.


Hey, I like the frogs and their cooking!

It's far better than that of the poms or the yanks.
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Re: Yippee! Proof cycling is good for one's health

Postby ILMB » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:17 pm

Article in SMH today suggests that mangoes may the reason my cholestrol has gone down. I LOVE mango season.

Never mind, either way I'm in heaven!
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