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Cycling is Saving My Life

colorisnt2011-01-24 21:20:42 +0000 #1
Well, not necessarily my life - but my lungs!

I'm a very serious asthmatic and have been hospitalized more times than I can count. However, today, I went to my new specialist here in Missouri (had to get a referral) and he compared my Pulmonary Function Tests to old ones from my doctor in IN and he said my numbers are looking MUCH better (not great, they never will be, but good!). He thinks the amount of cycling I am doing is really, really helping me!

And mentally, man, it is saving my life! I commuted yesterday home at night and it was the best ride I have had in ages. It's just awesome!
abejita2011-01-24 21:30:37 +0000 #2
I think that it is saving quite a few of our lives!! The spring of '09 I weighed 220 lbs. Standing here today, I weigh about 128. I owe the weight loss and healthy eating with my cycling obsession. I have no doubt that my life, quality and quantity, has been extended due to cycling. Cycling has also helped my mental state tremendously!
PamNY2011-01-24 21:44:33 +0000 #3
Colorisnt, that is such good news! I don't know much about asthma, but I'm glad that you can be active and see improvement. You deserve a lot of credit for persevering with an active lifestyle.

And Abejita, your story is very inspiring. I agree about mental state, too.

The benefits of cycling continue to amaze me.

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