Are you dense?

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times highlighted a hidden danger for cyclists: low bone density. Cycling’s low-impact nature is part of its allure, but because it isn’t load-bearing exercise, it doesn’t help build strong bones. The article, which can be read in its entirety by clicking here, suggested that cyclists do some sort of cross training, whether weight lifting or running or some other exercise. Swimming doesn’t count — because it isn’t load-bearing either.


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