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Matt, Gerow, and Jeff talk about the link between mental wellness and mountain biking. Mountain bikers are using the sport to deal with depression, PTSD, learning disabilities, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, and lack of confidence in inspiring ways, and we look at how this might work. We also discuss some specific programs that use mountain biking to address learning disabilities and improve mental wellness.

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  • Sean C.

    Great episode! I have PTSD from 27 years as a Paramedic and an emergency room Nurse in the city of Detroit. Getting out on the trail and being in the woods is a great way to get into a better head space. Some days I just ride to see the trees and animals, other days I push myself as hard as I can to not only get better at the sport, but to also release the negative energy that gets stored up. Also; you guys sound like a pretty mellow crew. It’s relaxing to just to listen to you guys! Keep up the great pod!

    Cheers…
    Sean C.

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