The Paulistanos Love to Pedal!

Paulistas love a bicycle. A survey released by Ibope proves the growing interest in bikes.The number of people who use them as a means of transportation grew by 50% compared to 2013 with this year, from 174.1 thousand to 261 thousand in São Paulo. The increase of cycle routes through the city also helps in the adhesion of new cyclists to the activity. A study by the Association of Urban Cyclists of São Paulo (Ciclocidade), pointed out that on Avenida Eliseu de Almeida, in Butantã (west zone) the number of cyclists increased by 53% after the installation of the bike path. In Largo da Batata, after the installation of the bicycle rack, the flow grew 37% in the Brigadeiro Faria Lima avenue. And the use of shared bikes increased by 141%.
According to the specialist in Sports Medicine, Dr. Gabriel Ganme, pedaling constantly brings countless benefits such as preventing chronic diseases (obesity, cholesterol and hypertension), contributing to the quality of life, as well as working balance and confidence. As an aerobic activity, it generates weight loss, helps balance blood pressure and triglyceride levels. And it advises the adoption of cycling as a sport, if practiced with common sense and as far as the physical form of each.
Health = Financial economy  Besides generating health, pedaling also brings financial savings, whether personal or even government, saving money in doctors and hospitals. According to a study by the London School of Economics, people who ride bicycles often get sick only 7.4 days a year, while those who do not get sick get 8.7 days. With that difference alone, there is an economy of almost £ 128 million a year for the British public health system, more than £ 505 million a year.
400 km of bicycle paths  Before, the city of São Paulo had 63 kilometers of exclusive tracks for bicycles. In 2014, the city hall of SP and the Municipal Department of Transportation increased the cycle routes by 130%. Since June, they have delivered 117.2 kilometers. According to the CET (Traffic Engineering Company), the cycle routes total 187.09 km so far, aiming to reach 400 km by the end of 2015.   In all of the city of São Paulo there are currently 383.19 km of bicycle infrastructure With cycle paths, cycle paths, shared sidewalks, definitive cycle paths and leisure operational cycles, with 262.39km of permanent cycling infrastructure.  Cycle paths (  Cycle paths) Cycle paths = 3,3 km Cycle  paths = 67.5 km  Shared walkways = 4.5 km   routes increase = Increased pain and injuries There  are 216 public bicycle stations, 201 BikeSampa And 15 of the CicloSampa, which provide more than 1,700 bicycles for the population. But despite the structure of bike paths, cyclists should always be alert to pain and injury when pedaling.  Here, Dr. Gabriel Ganme clarifies some doubts: 5 km • • map of bike paths out site More information on bike paths on this website: out site increase bike lanes = Increased pain and injury are deployed 216 stations Public bike, 201 of BikeSampa and 15 of CycleSampa, which provide more than 1700 bicycles for the population. But despite the structure of bike paths, cyclists should always be alert to pain and injury when pedaling. Here, Dr. Gabriel Ganme clarifies some doubts: 5 km map of bike paths out site  More information on bike paths on this website:  out site increase bike lanes = Increased pain and injury are deployed 216 stations Public bike, 201 of BikeSampa and 15 of CycleSampa, which provide more than 1700 bicycles for the population. But despite the structure of bike paths, cyclists should always be alert to pain and injury when pedaling. Here, Dr. Gabriel Ganme clarifies some doubts: Br Increase in bicycle routes = Increase in pain and injuries 216 public bicycle stations, 201 BikeSampa and 15 CicloSampa stations have been implemented, which provide more than 1,700 bicycles for the population. But despite the structure of bike paths, cyclists should always be alert to pain and injury when pedaling. Here, Dr. Gabriel Ganme clarifies some doubts: Br Increase in bicycle routes = Increase in pain and injuries  216 public bicycle stations, 201 BikeSampa and 15 CicloSampa stations have been implemented, which provide more than 1,700 bicycles for the population. But despite the structure of bike paths, cyclists should always be alert to pain and injury when pedaling. Here, Dr. Gabriel Ganme clarifies some doubts:
– With the increase of cycle paths, increase pains and injuries. Because? How can we prevent it?  Gabriel Ganme: First, the bad cyclists cause a series of accidents, with diverse orthopedic injuries due to the traumas. In addition to the lack of adequate equipment, wider bike paths and pedestrian campaigns understand that it is necessary to respect the cyclist and always look before crossing the street. There are also repetitive strain injuries, especially caused when the cyclist does not have his bicycle tightly adjusted (when the so-called “bike fit *” was not well done). The prevention of problems begins with choosing the right equipment with a good specialist shop technician, until choosing the best (empty) schedules to pedal. You should progressively increase the pedals, as in any exercise. -What is more bad: pedaling at peak times, pedaling on the bike path of the marginal (Pinheiros, Tietê, due to the bad smell of the rivers), pedaling in the sun or sedentarism?Because?
Gabriel Ganme: Sedentary lifestyle is surely worse as it leads to a number of health problems. Associated with smoking, obesity and others, it is a major cause of death from cardiovascular disease. On pedaling in the sun, we can control (with the exception of commuting to work) the time of the pedaling. We already live in a polluted environment. I think the biggest risk of the marginal, an accident. I’ve been running around a lot, and the smell is terrible, but it’s only a stretch. -If the person is sedentary, but wants to start pedaling 20 km per day, how long would it show cardiorespiratory improvements?  Gabriel Ganme: Pedaling 20 km is little, but already brings cardiovascular benefit, if done with a minimum intensity. This may be the problem of the São Paulo cycle routes, since they require a series of stops for traffic lights, etc. If the goal is cardiorespiratory improvement, it would be preferable to take a smaller path, such as staying in a park for several laps. The benefit is almost immediate and we begin to notice the effect after a few weeks of activity.  – If the lumbar hurts … Normally there is an error in the “bike fit *” or lumbar problem that needs investigation. Often solved with exercises. -If the knee hurts … Typically technical error associated with “bike fit *”, with knee overly bent. Otherwise, check for other clinical problems. -If the cervical one hurts … The column responds as a whole. If you have a cervical problem and are looking sideways (necessary action on the bicycle), it can make the condition worse. Once again, clinical evaluation and medical-physiotherapeutic treatment may be necessary.  Gabriel Ganme: As for the aforementioned pains, I prioritize that conducting a medical checkup is essential. As an exercise, pedaling alone is not enough. The person should do a bodybuilding work compatible with the activity you want to practice, to prevent injuries.Even so, if these pains arise, it is necessary to evaluate technical errors, errors in the bike fit* exaggerations in the activity and, finally, injuries or anomalies that are not compatible with cycling. -What would be the main tips you would give to be a good São Paulo cyclist in every way?  Gabriel Ganme: Always use good equipment and in perfect condition,? To preserve energy for the necessary moment, to be very visible (clear, flashy, reflective clothes from cheeroutdoor), to signal well their intentions in advance, to respect pedestrians. Never walk against it (it is the major cause of serious accidents), maintain constant hydration, feed and correct stretches. On Sundays, when large parts of the streets give way to bike paths, avoid drinking alcohol and pedaling. Many accidents and injuries happen in these situations.  BIKE FIT:   Adjusting the bike to the cyclist, so that it achieves better performance and comfort, avoiding injuries. They vary according to the type of bicycle and the purpose of use. The traditional bike fitting approaches are based on basic formulas and measurements. Bike Fit can relieve pain, increase comfort, improve pedaling efficiency and minimize aerodynamic drag, among other benefits. As there are no 2 cyclists alike, there are also no identical settings for different bike models,