Posted March 23, 2013 by Jeremy Smith in Fashion-Beauty-Fitness

Cycling to help stop diabetes

The American Diabetes Association is challenging bicycle riders to be element of the movement to Quit Diabetes(R) by participating in the annual Tour de Remedy(R), a cycling event to raise funds to support fight diabetes. Tour de Cure is a entertaining way to get out with your family, pals or co-workers and has routes developed for all riders – from 5-mile loved ones rides to one hundred-mile century rides. It is a ride, not a race, so participants are encouraged to go at their personal pace.

If you have diabetes, you can join the Red Riders. This unique program recognizes riders who have diabetes the day of the ride with a red jersey. During the Tour, participants get in touch with out “Go Red Rider” to encourage and celebrate the Red Riders who are fighting to handle their diabetes and reside a healthier life.&nbsp

“The Red Rider program is a great way for these with diabetes to gather the strength, courage and motivation to reside nicely all the other days of the year when we are not riding in Tour de Remedy,” says Mari Ruddy, founder of the Red Rider system. Ruddy has lived with diabetes for a lot more than 31 years and is the director of TeamWILD Athletics: We Inspire Life with Diabetes, which provides eTraining programs and a fitness coaching camp for folks with diabetes searching to use endurance walking, operating, triathlons and cycling to boost their overall health.

Ruddy, describes the Tour de Cure as a celebration of wellness and wellness. “The Red Rider system provides us an opportunity to celebrate the difficult perform, dedication and teamwork it requires to manage this difficult and complicated disease,&rdquo says Ruddy. &ldquoWhen we give a participant a red jersey that reads, ‘I ride with diabetes,’ it puts a face to the illness that says, &rsquoThis is what diabetes looks like: We get on our bikes and we Quit Diabetes.&rsquo&rdquo Ruddy will be riding in the Las Vegas, Twin Cities, Chicago and Michigan Tours in 2013.

Cycling is wonderful physical exercise, but it is essential to make specific your biking gear is prepared prior to hitting the road. Be positive to verify brakes, grease the chain and make certain helmets still match correctly. Take a quick ride about the neighborhood to make certain almost everything operates and that the tires are sufficiently filled with air. If it&rsquos been a couple of years since the bike was purchased or cleaned, it may be a very good idea to take it to a bike shop to have all the gears and brakes inspected.

A lot more than 65,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the Tour de Remedy at web sites throughout the country in 2013. All funds raised at the Tour de Remedy events will go to support the American Diabetes Association’s mission – to avert and remedy diabetes and to enhance the lives of all individuals impacted by diabetes.

Join Tour de Remedy to benefit your well being and to assistance the fight to stop diabetes. To register as an person rider, a Red Rider, start off a group, or find out far more, go to www.diabetes.org/tour or contact 888-DIABETES.

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Jeremy Smith