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
It's no secret that the modern bicycle is a versatile machine, offering options for transportation, recreation, fitness, competition and employment. Cycling provides a host of health benefits, including improved cardiovascular functioning, leg st... 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
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
The weather is unusually warm today, so I decided to go for a bike ride. My plan was to do about 4.5 miles or 30 minutes (whichever came first). I ended up having to stop, finishing at 2.65 miles. As I came around a corner, there were these two cars... Read more
I have been riding the recumbent stationary bike at the gym and have noticed that my feet get tingly. I think that the seat is at a good distance for my short legs and I am pretty sure that my form is okay.
Any ideas why this might be happening... Read more
There are a variety of exercise bikes at the gym. I'm using one for my 10 minute warm up before I move to the elliptical. Can I have someone's thoughts on the different kinds of exercise bikes out there? What kind do you use and why do you prefer... 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
How well can you pay attention and focus during distraction?
This 60-second video will test your mind's awareness, focus and concentration. It's definitely worth checking out so you can find out how well you can pay attention when you are distra... Read more
Walking to school can be a great way for kids to get some exercise and socialize with friends out in the fresh air. It helps get their heads straight for the school day and allows them to decompress on the way home after long hours behind a desk.&nbs... Read more
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