The latest fitness craze is cycling. We can see cyclers with head gears and other accessories voraciously cycling their way to work (even managers and CEOs) or doing it as a form of exercise. Bicycling is one of the best ways to commute between places as it is pollution-free, good for your health and inexpensive. Cycling is said to provide the same benefits as walking, swimming, jogging or other aerobic activities.
Many people often worry about the harmful effects of cycling on reproductive organs that might disturb sexual function and previous studies did support this fact. The latest news is that cycling does not negatively affect a man’s sexual health or urinary function. This study compared a cyclist’s sexual health with that of swimmers and runners.
Advantages Outweigh Disadvantages
Almost 2, 774 cyclers were involved in the study along with 539 swimmers and 789 runners and these people were provided with questionnaires that measured sexual health and urinary function. Individuals across all exercise groups fared almost the same with the only exception being that cyclists were more prone to urethral strictures (narrowing of urethra).
The study could not find any difference between vigorous cyclists-those who cycled for more than two years at least four times weekly covering almost 40 kilometers per day-and recreational cyclists.
Same Case, 2 Studies, 2 Results
The researchers involved in this study conveyed that the latest findings contradicted with previous results as the earlier study lacked comparison groups and was moreover dependent on a small sample size.
The latest study confirms that:
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.