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Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:59:14 AM »
A UCLA study found that motorcycling increased metrics of focus and attention, and decreased relative levels of cortisol, a hormonal marker of stress.
It also shows Riding a Motorcycle may benefit your mental health.

https://knowridge.com/2019/01/riding-a-motorcycle-may-benefit-your-mental-health-ucla-study-shows/

Edit to add;
kinda ruined at the end by:
Best of all, you will be connected to a growing community of new riders. To find available courses near you, contact your local dealer or search for classes at www.h-d.com.

Source: Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 10:10:07 AM by HipGnosis »
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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 11:44:35 AM »
Why would anyone believe that a study sponsored by a bike company be biased?  :headscratch:



:lol:

Edit to add: ask any biker, riding is good for your mental health.  :bigok:
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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 12:13:10 PM »


Edit to add: ask any biker, riding is good for your mental health.  :bigok:

ask any bikers wife, she'll tell you its good for them. My wife sends out to ride when I get crabby.
the above are merely the ramblings of a hamfisted fuckwit who has broken too many helmets.

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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 01:29:56 PM »
Sorry I missed this. I was feeling a little down so I went for a ride and just got back.
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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 09:11:37 PM »
I wonder how much money UCLA got from various taxpayer backed entities to point out the obvious.
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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 09:30:58 PM »
Sorry I missed this. I was feeling a little down so I went for a ride and just got back.

Are you still pissy? If not, then it worked.
If it weren't for the therapeutic properties of the occasional off-camber decreasing radius downhill right-hander I'd almost certainly go completely sane.

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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 04:35:59 AM »
Sorry I missed this. I was feeling a little down so I went for a ride and just got back.

Are you still pissy? If not, then it worked.

It's a brand new day.
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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 09:46:06 AM »
I wonder how much money UCLA got from various taxpayer backed entities to point out the obvious.
It was 'sponsored' by H-D
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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2019, 10:20:15 AM »
I wonder how much money UCLA got from various taxpayer backed entities to point out the obvious.
It was 'sponsored' by H-D

Well if they have to explain you wouldn't understand..
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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2019, 07:17:05 PM »
I wonder how much money UCLA got from various taxpayer backed entities to point out the obvious.
It was 'sponsored' by H-D

Well if they have to explain you wouldn't understand..

Heck some folks don't understand high C02 concentrations in the atmosphere is bad for human survival. But do understand more power is more fun.

Anywho: don't give a darn who paid for it, from personal experience I know riding my bikes makes me calmer and I do pay more attention when I ride. Even HD can get something right
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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 08:14:51 AM »
Like the old saying sez" You don't find any motorcycles at the therapists office."
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Re: Motorcycling increases focus and attention, and decreases stress
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2019, 09:30:25 AM »
People doing things they enjoy decreases stress--who would have guessed?