For middle aged men, taking up cycling as a hobby is a wise choice. But one long standing issue has been the effects of cycling on the male urinary tract. It may be easier on the muscles and joints than running, but spending long periods of time seated on a bike have some men reporting symptoms. Some studies suggest that the normal effects of aging are more to blame than cycling. The biggest effect avid cycling may actually have, is on your wallet.
- Taking regular aerobic exercise could stop the biological clock and delay ageing by up to 12 years, claim researchers.
- Without regular workouts, maximum aerobic power falls in men by up to half between the ages of 20 and 60.
- Keeping fit by jogging or cycling through middle age and beyond slows and even reverses the decline in muscle power, balance and co-ordination in later life.
“Group road riding is the fastest growing sport for men between 40 and 60, a groove where the economics of middle age maleness fits, almost perfectly, the tempo and limits of their middle-aged bodies.”