Time recently featured an article about an enormous new study that shows currently smoking isn’t as bad for the health as leading a sedentary lifestyle. That surprised even me.
That’s not the good part, though. It gets better. Here’s my favorite part:
The study also took a look at the risk of being overactive and found that “ultra” exercisers do not face higher risk of death: the research consistently found that the more a person exercises the lower their mortality rates.
Somebody pick my jaw up off the floor. Somebody smack my ass and call me… well, maybe we needn’t go that far, here. The point is, how many times have we been told over the last couple of decades that too much of a good thing is bad?
As I go, I’m not one who must be fretted about cycling “too much”. I ride a lot, but I need balance. Too much cycling and my conscience will eventually catch up. Better to keep the good balance I have than have to cut back or worse, quit, later on. For those with a family, an exercise addiction is almost as tough to forgive as drug or alcohol addiction – the only thing missing is the legal trouble. Please, just keep that in mind. Coming to the conclusion that you are or have been a f*** up is a rather bitter pill to swallow.
So, back to the fun stuff! This is good news, indeed!
Ride hard, my friends… because we can (and let’s face it, we were always going to anyway).