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Zentrum für Gesundheit
der Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln Centre for Health German Sport University, Cologne

“Cycling and Health”

Compendium

Healthy Cycling Compendium

WELLCOM / Selle Royal Project

This compendium has been prepared with support from Selle Royal S.p.a.. Responsibility of: Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse President of the Centre for Health at the Deutsche Sporthochschule,Cologne

Project management: Kim Tofaute

Contributors/collaborators: Ivo Ahlquist, Sascha Auerbach, Corinne Bender, Bianca Biallas, Leonie Heckenbach, Nina Kehr, Gunnar Schmidt, Birgit Wallmann

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Healthy Cycling Compendium

WELLCOM / Selle Royal Project

Zentrum für Gesundheit .................................................................... 1Introduction................................................................................................................. 5

Chapter 1:........................................................................................................ 8
1. Influencing negative aspects (diseases/risk factors) ......................................... 10 1.1 Body weight and adiposity...................................................................... 10 1.2 Mental stress .......................................................................................... 13 1.3 Cardio-vascular diseases ....................................................................... 15 1.4 Fat metabolism and hypercholesterol ..................................................... 17 1.5 Spinal diseases and backpains.............................................................. 19 1.6 High blood pressure................................................................................ 21 Cycling and Its Effect on the Organism ............................................................. 23 2.1 Stamina .................................................................................................. 23 2.2 Antistress training................................................................................... 25 2.3 Power workout ........................................................................................ 26 2.4 Fat combustion ....................................................................................... 28 2.5 Cycling as joint protection....................................................................... 302.6 Back pain prevention .............................................................................. 31 2.7 Quality of life ........................................................................................... 33 Positive effects on health................................................................................... 34 3.1 Beauty / Attractiveness........................................................................... 34 3.2 Heart function ......................................................................................... 36 3.3 Oxygen and circulation ........................................................................... 38 3.4 Balance / Equilibrium, ............................................................................. 40 3.5 The skeletal system................................................................................ 42 3.6 Muscles .................................................................................................. 44 3.7 Immune system ...................................................................................... 46

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Chapter2:...................................................................................................... 48
4. Bicycle types......................................................................................................... 49 4.1 Road Racing Bike ................................................................................... 49 4.2 Mountain Bike (MTB) .............................................................................. 51 4.3 Fitness or Hybrid...
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