Whether you want to cut down on pollution or you want to get in shape, riding a bike is a great way to get around. But your trip could end in tragedy if you don’t ride safely. Just like driving a vehicle on the road, cyclists must observe what&... Read more
It makes perfect sense. Instead of driving to work and back each day—which uses gas and does absolutely nothing for your rear or your stress level—you bike your way to work, miss the traffic, burn some calories, get an energy boost, and s... Read more
Whether you want to help the environment, cut down on your gasoline expenses, or simply exercise in the great outdoors, cycling is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. And it’s one of the fastest growing leisure activities in t... Read more
If you are new to exercise, here are some important health and safety tips so you can start your walking program off on the right foot.
Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. He or she may require that you... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
Is it possible to change the general activity level you entered when you first joined sparkpeople? I no longer have a sedentary lifestyle as I've started a new job where I'm on my feet all day. Help!... Read more
I bought several of those little belt-attachment or keychain-attachment battery-powered bike lights (the ones that bikers use to ride at night; they're sold in bike shops and outdoor equipment stores), and I keep one in each of my carrybags, so that... Read more
Endomondo is a free app for Android keeps track of workouts. I use it mainly for walking and bike riding but there are many different categories from indoor biking & treadmill to sports like surfing and tennis. You can join challenges, create a train... Read more
School's out, and that means more time for playing, swimming, biking, exploring and other outdoor fun. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but along with all of that extra activity comes a heightened risk of accidents and injury. Short of keeping your kid... Read more
When I heard the story about Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter dying in a freak treadmill accident, I assumed this kind of thing was pretty rare. I was surprised to learn that thousands of young children are treated in hospitals for treadmill-rela... Read more
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