Pedaling into Adventure: How to Prepare for International Bike Touring in Retirement

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For active seniors and retirees, international bike tours offer an exciting way to explore new destinations while staying fit and healthy. Retirement is a great time to indulge your wanderlust and embark on thrilling adventures. However, preparing for an international bike tour requires careful planning to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. Choose the Right…

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Cycling Under the Sun: Unmasking the Hidden Dangers

Cycling is one of the most exhilarating outdoor activities that can expose you to the many benefits of the sun’s rays. We all need some sun exposure to produce vitamin D and keep our immune systems strong. Vitamin D from the sun also helps keep our bones healthy and strong. However, prolonged and unprotected exposure to…

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Northside 101 – What is Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in this country. According to the CDC, one person dies every 34 seconds from cardiovascular disease. One in every five deaths in this country is due to cardiovascular disease. In addition, more than 20 million adults are living with cardiovascular disease in the…

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Northside Hospital Explains: Cancer-fighting foods

The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends a diet rich in plant-based foods to help prevent cancer.  Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals that can protect against cancer. Including these foods will help promote a balanced diet with a variety of food choices, while providing nutrients that help prevent and fight cancer.  Watch…

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Northside Hospital Explains: What is cardiac arrest?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of hospitals each year—and about 7 in 10 of those happen at home. Cardiac arrest refers to any event when the heart stops beating and pumping blood to the rest of the body, though it can result from a heart attack. Cardiac…

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5 Foods to Add to Your Diet for Heart Health

We all know cycling is a great way to keep your heart strong. But consistent cardio exercise like bike riding is only a part of what it takes to maintain heart health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one person dies from cardiovascular disease every 34 seconds in the U.S. Lifestyle factors —…

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Explained: Why do we experience migraines?

Migraines can definitely put a damper on any bike adventure or cut short a big ride. For those of us who experience frequent and debilitating migraines, a routine bike ride can sometimes feel like big risk.
If you’re curious as to why we get migraines and how we might better predict or prevent them, keep reading.

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Skin Cancer Awareness for Cyclists

No matter what cyclists wear for protection from the sun, whether it’s cycling clothing or sunscreen, all cyclists should know the basics of skin cancer prevention and awareness.

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