QUESTION: I've started doing long rides to build a base for ultra-distance racing when it starts back up. But I tend to bonk after three or four hours because I forget to eat and drink enough. Any ideas? -- Peter S. … [Read more...] about How Can I Remember to Stay Fueled on Long Rides?
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Almost anyone can get rid of plaques in their arteries, even if they have already had a heart attack or already have severe narrowing in the arteries leading to your heart (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Feb 2016;36(2):226-35). However, you have to do far more than just take drugs. The formation of plaques in arteries that eventually leads to heart … [Read more...] about Plaques in Arteries Are Reversible
Question: Last Saturday I was on a long ride and seriously lost energy on the return trip. I knew I was bonking, but instead of taking a gel or energy bar I decided to gut it out. I figured that because all of my available sugar had been consumed and my body was running out of fuel, maybe I would start burning fat for energy and lose some weight. Is there any truth to this … [Read more...] about Can Bonking Be a Good Thing?
By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. A new study surveyed more than 4,000 adults ages 40 to 54 about their breakfast habits and then checked them for heart attack risk factors. The researchers found that people who eat a large percentage of their total daily calories for breakfast have the fewest heart attack risk factors, while those who skip breakfast are more likely to have plaques in … [Read more...] about Breakfast Skippers Have More Plaques
By Coach David Ertl, Ph.D. Season 5 of the Des Moines Cycle Club’s (DMCC) Pedal Off the Pounds Program is in the record books. For the past five years, since I wrote the eBook Pedal Off The Pounds for RBR, my local bike club has been conducting a program by the same name to help get people back on their bikes, eating right, and losing weight. Based along the same lines as … [Read more...] about Still Pedaling Off The Pounds