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 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
Depending on where you live, weather conditions can vary greatly throughout the year. If you enjoy exercising outdoors, the different seasons certainly bring their share of joys and sorrows. Who wouldn’t enjoy walking, running, or biking on a w... 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
Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al... Read more
Are you going to wear them, or do you want a fresh start?
I'm hoping to land at a size 14 when I'm at goal and I only have two new pieces of clothing in that size. I bought them as incentives and because they were too nice to pass up. Other th... Read more
This is the most weight I've ever lost, and longest I've ever kept it off. My pile of too big clothes is growing, but I don't know what I should do with the clothes. Part of me wants to throw them all away and say "never again!" the other part of me... Read more
This challenge is to ride your bike, whether it be outdoors, a stationary or a recumbent bike doesn't matter, just as long as you ride.
We all set our own goal distance and as we ride we add the miles on by copying and pasting the LAST post to... Read more
I use the mapping feature all the time on sparkpeople and I have two main comments. One is that for some reason the undo button seems to have disappeared for me. This means that if I make a mistake, like trying to hit the arrow button to move the m... Read more
Am I the only person that is extremely irritated about the size charts associated with most online clothing retailers?
I was unsure what size to order, so I took my measurements as indicated on the size chart, and ordered the appropriate size a... 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
Editor's Note: Since moving to Cincinnati in 2009, Sam Klontz has commuted from his downtown apartment to his office in northern Kentucky--about 25 miles round trip--via bicycle almost every day year-round. Co-founder of the Cincinnati-area amateur r... 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-related... Read more
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