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Running Safety Gear Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Safety Gear.

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Bicycle Safety Tips

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

Tips for Buying the Right Bicycle

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

Important Safety Tips for Outdoor Runners and Walkers

Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of...  Read more

Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners

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

Try a New Sport this Freezin' Season

The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice...  Read more

Running in the morning got to start losing weight
Updated 9/30/2014 11:54:47 PM

Running in the morning got to start losing weight...  Read more

Took a rest day yesterday. On my way to run a mile
Updated 10/1/2014 10:04:24 AM

Took a rest day yesterday. On my way to run a mile right now....  Read more

Chocolate milk after a run?
Updated 9/30/2014 8:56:08 PM

As some of you know, I've been training on the C25k program for a few weeks and I have seen over and over again about how chocolate milk is a wonderful post-run snack. This would be an amazing treat to have, but I'm diabetic. Would this tamper w...  Read more

I'm so frustrated. I'm 195 lbs and I run. I averag
Updated 9/30/2014 11:41:22 AM

I'm so frustrated. I'm 195 lbs and I run. I average about 4.5 mph but I've read that's not considered a high intensity workout so I have to track it as a walk even though I'm running. I knowI'mburningmorecaloriesthanthewalkingam
ount.just complain...  Read more

Help!! I was doing so well! Running every other d
Updated 9/29/2014 6:17:53 AM

Help!! I was doing so well! Running every other day strength training in between. But now I have a hurt knee and walking is a chore(mri this week). How do I stay on track for wieght loss when I can't do anything involving my knee? Work out ideas?...  Read more

Early Morning Exercise

Meet group to walk/jog Monday-Friday @ 5:45 in the MORNING! It is a great way to start the day & get cardio. Love the rosy cheeks I get! Am up to 4 miles & it feels great!312...  Read more

Let Go of the machine!

If you find yourself hanging on to the cardio machines at the gym for dear life, turn the machine down a bit and LET GO! Don't let the machine help you along the way. You will burn more calories going slower by yourself than faster, using the bars fo...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

Safety Tips for Exercising in the Dark

This weekend most of us around the country will be turning our clocks back which will allow us to have that extra hour of sleep we gave up last March. However, with the time change comes a challenge when exercising in the darkness of the night or ear...  Read more

6 Tips to Transition Workouts from Summer to Fall

Days get shorter, temperatures dip, and the leaves fall from the trees. Fall brings many changes, but that doesn't mean your workouts have to suffer. Instead of letting these autumnal changes bring upon excuses for exercising, look for the opport...  Read more