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13 March 2018 - 11:34am
 
 

Recumbent trikes, aging, and the immune system

 

Researchers in Britain studying elderly endurance cyclists have discovered profound benefits to cycling at an older age.

Looking at markers in the blood for T-cells, the researchers found the endurance cyclists in their 70's and 80's were producing similar levels of T-cells as adults in their 20's while a sedentary group produced very few. T-cells are a key element of a properly functioning immune system.

The BBC reported a synopsis of this research which was originally published in the journal Ageing Cell.

Given the difficulties many people have maintaining balance on a two-wheeled bicycle, elderly people riding recumbent trikes have the edge on their sedentary contemporaries when it comes to maintaining a healthy immune system.

AlphaBENT customer JCS, summed it up when he said, It should be almost illegal for old people to ride road bikes. They should ride these...--JCS

Apparently, the researchers agree...

[Note: We need to add a picture of JCS on his ICE Full Fat to the picture of him on his Catrike 700]

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