Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Announcing a New Blog for the BCCC’s CycloTouringBC Program
As part of development of a cyclotouring program for BC, there is a need for a social place for cyclotourists where cyclists can seek information; look at maps; ask questions and get responses; leave comments and rate routes, accommodations, and services; relate and share their cyclotouring experiences; and so on.
This blog (http://www.cyclotouringbc.com/wordpress) will evolve to that and then be joined by a website (http://www.cyclotouringbc.com). The blog will be the “daily newspaper” on cycling touring in BC. The website will be the place to get information.
The first cycling touring article has been published. George Forshaw wrote an article on his cycling touring trip on the Princeton Subdivision of the Kettle Valley Railway.
NOTE: You can access this website in our Links Page - look down the left side of the Page for Cycle Tourism
Posted by Jim Swanson at 4:16 PM
Thursday, October 3, 2013
A recent study in the British Medical Journal compared exercising to taking medications for conditions like heart disease. It looked at many trials involving over 300,000 patients.
Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a study has found.The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death.
Physical activity rivalled some heart drugs and outperformed stroke medicine.
The findings suggest exercise should be added to prescriptions, say the researchers.
Experts stressed that patients should not ditch their drugs for exercise - rather, they should use both in tandem.
Posted by Jim Swanson at 1:32 PM