Biking keeps you young

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Biking keeps you young

#1 Unread post by sapaul » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:43 am

RIDING MOTORCYCLES can help you stay young - that's the claim being made the scientists behind a new study.

According to Japanese scientist Ryuta Kawashima, the rider's brain gets activated to increased levels over a car driver because it requires heightened alertness:

"In a convenient and easy environment, the human mind and body get used to setting the hurdle low. Our final conclusion is that riding motorcycles can lead to smart ageing."

Kawashima, a confirmed motorcycle enthusiast, is the man behind the "Brain Training" software used in many handheld game consoles. His research team worked in conjunction with Yamaha Motor Company in a string of experiments involving middle-aged men, at Tohoku University, Japan.

Some of the tests involved as many as 22 middle-aged men, who held motorcycle licences but had not been actively riding for the last ten years.

After splitting them into two groups -- one was asked to resume riding motorcycles for two months, and another to keep using bicycles or cars.

"The group that rode motorbikes posted higher marks in cognitive function tests," Kawashima said.

"Mental care is a very big issue in modern society," said Kawashima. "I think we made an interesting stir here as data showed you can improve your mental condition simply by using motorbikes to commute."
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#2 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:51 am

I sure as hell know I giggle like a little kid at least 5 times a ride. I think that's what does it. :mrgreen:
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#3 Unread post by gsJack » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:11 pm

I started riding 25 years ago at age 52 and still ride every day that weather permits year around here in NE Ohio. Kawashima is correct in his opinions about riding keeping you younger. :righton:
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#4 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:54 pm

Ahhh more ammo to work with my wife. But oddly enough the study does make sense.

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#5 Unread post by MTNMAN800 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:36 pm

And here I thought it was just a mid life crisis thing. I guess its analagous to pregnant womens cravings. They say women crave what their bodies are lacking. And I know my body / brain is lacking stimulation and activity. So thank God for Motorcycles!

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#6 Unread post by Jacky0612 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48 pm

:o

I CAN'T AGREE YOU MORE.

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#7 Unread post by Ryethil » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:09 am

All I know is that I want to ride untill a baby again. That would surprise my parents.

I know, I know bu thte imagery is so appealing. :laughing:
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#8 Unread post by Greg . » Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:07 pm

I just sent a google search result of that to my wife. LOL

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#9 Unread post by Magna » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:35 pm

It improves my sex life as well !!!!

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#10 Unread post by PioneerUrban » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:08 pm

Excellent!
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