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

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.

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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

What to think of the Ketogenic Diet?

One of my colleagues, Dr. Carmine Greco, exercise physiologist will again speak at our fall Cycling CME conference.  Carmine, who is in favor of a plant based diet, has done significant research on the ketogenic diet craze and will talk about this and fasting for our fall CME.  Here is an excerpt of his initial presentation on the ketogenic diet:

"The Ketogenic, or "keto" diet, runs contrary to everything you have been taught about nutrition.  Made popular (again) in the 1970's when Dr. Atkins released his first book advocating for a low-carbohydrate diet, the keto diet is enjoying another day in the limelight as researchers, celebrities and athletes are touting the advantages of this curious diet. The modern history of low-carbohydrate dieting dates back to at least the 19th century, when keto was a common treatment for epilepsy and type 1 diabetes. But is the diet more hype than hope? Is eating a diet comprised mostly of fat safe or even palatable?

Characterized by low-carbohydrate and high-fat consumption, recent research into the keto diet has demonstrated the promise of this seemingly bizarre diet for weight loss, improving cognitive function, physical performance and even treating a variety of diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cancer. Keto-style diets date back more than a century as a common treatment for disease, but it is only over the last 10-15 years that a resurgence of scientific interest has begun to legitimize the ketogenic diet. In fact, this "fringe" diet is now used as a front-line treatment of obesity and diabetes at a variety of medical clinics, including the well-known Duke Lifestyle Medical Clinic."

Carmine R. Grieco, PhD, CSCS, EPC

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Colorado Mesa University

Hopefully you will join us in October 2018 in Grand Junction Colorado as we discuss this diet both related to the patient with chronic disease as well as performance in the athlete.

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