Saturday, April 3, 2010

Proof That Cycling Is Magical

Check out this story from the Netherlands, via the New York Times. Turns out, some patients suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease--people who can no longer even walk--can still ride a bicycle. No one has yet figured out why: maybe the brain uses a different area for cycling than for walking; maybe the circular motion of the pedals is easier on the brain than the discreet motion of stepping.

My own personal opinion: it's just because cycling rules.

Cycling Provides a Break for Some With Parkinson's

Published: March 31, 2010
A doctor in the Netherlands found that patients who were severely affected by the neurological disorder and unable to walk could ride a bicycle for miles.

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