Thursday, January 14, 2010

Physical therapists suggest bike safety pointers

I met with a group of physical therapists yesterday who were enthusiastic about bicycling for exercise. BUT, they have a number of recommendations about safe biking that can be found on their website:
They also gave us a test which measured our balance capacity--I tried standing on one foot with my arms crossed as instructed and only made a few seconds. I am going to practice some more--it sounds so easy, but it isn't.
The pamphlet they gave out also emphasized the importance of back strength--especially for road bike riders. Pedaling also requires aerobic conditioning.
Aloha, M

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