Alternative Medicine for Bicycle Racers

Good alternative medicine for bicycle racers does exist and it is an important part of training for a race.  Most people think the only thing you have to think about is having a well-designed bike but the clothing, nutrition and skin care are also vital components to a good outcome.

There is evidence that bicycle seats with the familiar “nose” in the front impact a male’s reproductive health.  For long distances, talk to your doctor about a newly designed bike seat lacking the divider in the middle.

Even with a good gel seat, blisters and chafing are a common problem.  The repetitive motion of the legs over the course of a race can create friction between the skin and clothing, or sometimes between two skin surfaces.

Left unattended, the skin can crack and bleed.  This is especially true of older riders who have decreased skin elasticity.  Diet can improve the condition somewhat.

A deficiency of omega 3 fatty acids and zinc, found in fish such as salmon and tuna and in avocados and walnuts can boost your levels of this crucial dietary component.  Foods with high zinc content are shellfish, red meat and legumes.

Water is essential for any athlete and will keep sensitive skin well hydrated.  Soaking the affected area in warm soapy water for 15 minutes at night will bring relief to cracked and chafed skin.  If you have the convenience of home, moisturize the skin with a mixture of sesame or olive oil.  Another alternative skin care method is Dr. Naylor’s Udder Balm, which some bicyclists swear does a good job with troubled skin.

Finally, for a luxurious alternative exfoliant, combine mashed strawberries with equal parts brown sugar and rub over the skin.  Close your eyes, rest, enjoy the fragrance and wash off with warm water.

Alternative medicine for bicycle racers involves ingredients as close as the pharmacy or drug store.

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