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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

Coffee before a Run/work out
Updated 3/2/2015 11:45:20 AM

I struggle to find energy to move, maybe because I have a 5 yr. old and two 3 yr old boys. So when it's time for the gym, I need to slam a coffee. Is this okay?...  Read more

How does my fitbit sync workout to SP? I ran 43 mi
Updated 2/28/2015 8:56:18 AM

How does my fitbit sync workout to SP? I ran 43 mind this morning, shows connected but did not register....  Read more

Go to a specialty running store and get fitted. Th
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Go to a specialty running store and get fitted. The store attendants will watch you walk so they can gauge what type of shoe you need. If you get running shoes for walking, you'll be equipped correctly to add jogging into your routine if you want....  Read more

I'm running another 7 day clean eating challenge g
Updated 2/26/2015 5:49:50 AM

I'm running another 7 day clean eating challenge group on Facebook that starts March 2nd, 2015. You will get a free meal plan, recipes, info on how to make clean eating a lifestyle, and a chance to win a prize. If interested, leave your email below....  Read more

Advice on new walking/running shoes
Updated 3/1/2015 4:05:15 PM

I am thinking about getting a new pair of shoes in a few days to help with my walking..but I have been wondering if running shoes are also good for walking with? I walk every day 2 + miles, and next week I wanna start walking 4 miles ...I'm not trai...  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

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  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