By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. A UK-based study followed the amounts of ultra-processed foods consumed by 200,000 middle-aged adults for 10 years (EClinicalMedicine, Jan 31, 2023 31;56:101840). The authors found that eating ultra-processed foods was associated with a higher risk of developing cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, breast cancer and brain cancers. Each 10 per cent … [Read more...] about Ultra-Processed Foods Associated with Increased Risk for Some Cancers
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By Coach John Hughes Recently I was in Boulder, Colo. for several days and rode each day. The Boulder area is home to literally thousands of riders ranging from pro road, mountain and triathlon racers to pleasure riders out for 15 or 25 miles. Except for the pros, many of the riders exhibited one or more mistakes: 1. Chin strap too loose was the most common. This … [Read more...] about Don’t Make These 15 Common Bicycling Mistakes
Question: I am a new rider primarily interested in fitness. I got my bike in June and began to ride seriously in July, four days a week, about 30 minutes per ride. I average around 90% of max heart rate. I'm totally spent when I get back home. Should I continue to ride this hard to get the most from my training time? -- Bill P. … [Read more...] about Should I Ride Hard All the Time?
Question: I'm a doctor, often working 12-hour days and on call some weekends. I rode some centuries last season but was undertrained. How can I get the most benefit out of training a maximum of 10 hours per week? -- Eric B. … [Read more...] about How Can I Train Despite Limited Time?
Question: I recently purchased a set of free weights in hopes of improving cycling power and speed. But muscle soreness from squats prevented me from riding more than 12 mph for about 4 days -- exactly the opposite of my goal. What did I do wrong? -- Kevin N. … [Read more...] about Squats and Cycling Performance Got Worse