Polypill

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by GrumpyGregry, 19 Jul 2012.

  1. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    If there is to be a pill on the NHS at about £1 a day which will work wonders for blood pressure and cholesterol can I forego it and have £1 a day off HM Govt over 10 years to buy an Enigma Etape?
     
  2. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

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    I think you mean that you want to get the bicycle reclassified as the polymachine. It does confer roughly 20 times the health benefits to shortening life and even has benefits to healthy people. I think there have even be studies that suggested that intensive cycling could add a few years to life in a group of people.
     
  3. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    There quite a few people that cycle that have high blood pressure and cholesterol, so no you can't have a pound a day, just be thankful that you haven't got any health problems
     
  4. OP
    OP
    GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Haven't I?
     
  5. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    Hallelujah!
     
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  6. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
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    Not even ones a new bike would cure?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    According to the quacks I'm involved with the cycling is making what I regard as the minor problems worse, and nothing will help the big stuff, not even a really nice new bike.
     
  8. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Nah I'm only messing you around, I read about the crash and I know there are other problems and very sorry to hear about them.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    The crash, apart from borking my good thumb, and messing with my rugged good looks, left me remarkably unscathed though the haematoma thing on my hip is a bore.

    Everything else tis but wear and tear! Well that is what I tell myself.
     
  10. rvw

    rvw Veteran

    Location:
    Amersham
    In the end, nothing will help with the big stuff for any of us: as my sister was told when she trained as a nurse, "Life is a sexually transmitted and ultimately fatal disease".

    (At least we get to enjoy passing it on...)
     
  11. OP
    OP
    GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Amen to that!
     
  12. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    I knew you'd see sense in the end.......
     
  13. Stonepark

    Stonepark Senior Member

    Location:
    Airth
    Ignore it, just trying to get us all on Big Pharmaceuticals that they can make a killing from in profits, rather than natural equivalents......proper diet and exercise, which cost little to nothing..
     
  14. OP
    OP
    GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    I will. But you miss my rather badly made point. We taxpayers will pay for the polypill to be prescribed to those who persuade their GP's they need it. I need a shiny new bike, which will prove just as effective in maintaining my health as any polypill might. (and do more for the environment as it will keep me out of a car) But the taxpayers won't be asked to pay for my bike even though my GP would happily prescribe me one if he could.
     
  15. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    Hello! Drop of bromide in the tandemistes' tea...
     
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