Cycling CME

A unique CME learning experience for Physicians, PA-C's, and other Medical Providers who love to bike

Active CME:  Combining Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Bicycle Touring for the Healthcare Provider

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Cycling and Well-Being

Well-Being and the Connection to Cycling

As proponents of cycling, we believe in the benefit of riding your bike for our health, the community’s health and our environment.  Supporting this, a recent study from Yale showed a strong connection between well-being and the percentage of residents who were able to commute to work by bicycle.  Residents who lived in towns and cities where they could commute by bike reported increased feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment. Other studies have shown that in addition to improving well-being, commuting to work on your bike decreases the risk of developing and dying from cancer or heart disease.

Roy et al, in the recent study from Yale, felt that areas with bike-friendly infrastructure support other policies to improve living in that area, further promoting healthy living. In addition, because cycling improves physical health, this promotes an increased sense of well-being. 

Again, increased physical activity improves our health and our general well-being.  We should remain proponents of safe walking and biking infrastructure in our communities as we support and encourage others to be physically active.

Cycling CME

 

References:

Roy, B., et al. Identifying county characteristics associated with resident well-being: A population based study. PLoS One 13(5), 2018

Celis-Morales Carlos A, Lyall Donald M, Welsh Paul, Anderson Jana, Steell Lewis, Guo Yibing et al. Association between active commuting and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality: prospective cohort study BMJ 2017; 357 :j1456

Biomechanics of Knee Motion

Over the years of clinical practice, the implications of individual human biomechanical differences were always challenging in runners and cyclists.  For example, in runners, the impact of foot pronation of each individual while running can be difficult to judge.  What is “normal” for that person?  In cycling, the issue of knee motion can bring similar questions.  Are my knees “symmetric”?  While watching the Tour de France, it was interesting how varied bike positioning and knee motion seemed to be with elite cyclists. 

 

Our friend John Weirath, a physical therapist and professional bike fitter, presents his thoughts on knee motion in one of his interesting VIDEOS from his website, Bike Fit Advisor, that we thought we would pass along.  John’s advice is often simple, practical and easy to apply. Check the video out here.