Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Riding your Bike can Help Deal with Migraine

There's no cure for migraine headaches, however cycling can help you deal with the pain.  According to the  World Health Organization migraine is included in the top 20 causes of disability expressed as years of healthy life lost to disability. Severe migraine attacks is classified by the WHO as one of the most disabling illnesses, that is similar to dementia, quadriplegia and active psychosis.

Migraine is the most common neurological disorder that is usually characterized by severe headaches. Medications can help you deal with the symptoms but not cure it.

Dr. Carolyn Bernstein who heads the headache center at Boston’s Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center found a way to deal with migraine without the meds, indoor cycling. Bernstein also suffers from it and she said that cycling is ideal for people with migraine since the exercise is low-impact and there is no pounding.

“When we exercise, a lot of the time we feel better afterwards. We get all kinds of neurotransmitters going in our brain that can decrease pain levels,” Dr. Bernstein said.

A study that is done in Sweden in 2008 found that regular indoor cycling program actually improved migraine symptoms.

Precaution: Please consult your doctor before doing this exercise since extreme physical activity may trigger migraine headaches.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ipswich Naked Bike Ride

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Ipswich, United Kingdom - World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) organization which is an International organization that set up and organize nude cycling protests around the world want to organize one in Ipswich next year.

Clacton has already had one and organisers want to take it to Colchester and Chelmsford this year, then in Ipswich and Norwich next year.

Robert Brown will be leading the planning for the Colchester, Chelmsford, and Cambridge rides, he was also the organizer in the Clacton event.

Since it is a protests instead of events, they only have to coordinate with the police. Brown said on an interview: "It is not an offense to be nude. It is only an offense to be nude if you cause distress or alarm. So it is legal to be out nude, but it would be an offense to drop your trousers in public."

The riders will be protesting on car emissions and better infrastructure for bicycle safety.

“People love taking part and there are always well-wishers to wave us on and take photographs!”