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Biking and Heart Disease
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An_191989 posted:
I had high blood pressure I few years ago. I remember reading that it was proven that biking outdoors reduced risk of heart disease by 50% percent. Safe on the joints and a good way to get outdoors.
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I have not seen that statistic, but I recently saw that healthy lifestyle will stop about 90% of the deaths from heart disease.

That is maintaining a healthy weight.
No smoking.
Limit alcohol to moderate amounts.
East healthy - lots of options, but the main "ingredients" is to limit saturated fats and refined carbs (white flour products and sugars).
And Exercise. Both aerobic and some resistance.

And will also help reduce diabetes and cancer.

By losing about 25 lbs and exercising - biking, brisk walking, swimming and gym - I as able to stop one BP med and go from 40 mg to 10 on the other one.
 
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to BillH99's response:
Great job Bill! It's challenging to make healthy changes but sooo worth it!

Haylen


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