Beating Cancer and Depression with Bicycling
If you are a cancer survivor anywhere along your journey, this post may help you keep your cancer at bay and help alleviate the mental depression that often comes with treatment.
I’m going into my 18th year as a prostate cancer survivor. I can’t say for certain that bicycling has kept me in remission, but the science does say that a healthy immune system – a by-product of a good fitness program – is the body’s best defense against cancer.
My four bicycles – yes, much to my wife’s amazement, I have four hanging in the garage – have carried me 28,042.5 miles since my treatment in May of 2003.
Being outside does wonders for me. I’m lucky to be close to the ocean with some nice hills nearby. Sunday usually is my longest ride of the week: about 30-32 miles with 2,200-2,500 feet of vertical climb.
Click on the image in the column to the right for a quick ride along my route.
If you cycle, please connect with me at one of the following links. . .
Stay well and keep the rubber side down. Allez!
Prostate Cancer Survivor
Class of 2003
Robert Hess is an entrepreneur, business owner, CEO, senior executive coach, startup company advisor, and passionate cancer advocate. He is a 15+ year prostate cancer survivor dedicated to ending prostate cancer and helping cancer survivors have the possible possible quality of life. You can find him autocrossing or tracking his Mazda Miata, covered in cancer awareness messages; racing his Serenity in the velodrome; or walking and hiking with his wife. Earlier in life he had the honor of leading soldiers in the US Army – they even let him fly helicopters for a few years. Connect with him on LinkedIn @ RobertWarrenHess.