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
They are small words. They can be easy to miss. They slip off your tongue as you order your food, without even knowing what you are saying. Yet they mean the difference between a healthy or unhealthy meal. What are these unassuming potential land min... 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
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... 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
I rode my stationary bike today for a little over an hour, I was going at 26kmh(~16mph). When I was done I went 28.84km(~18miles) and my machine said I burned 583 calories, but Spark says I burned 1134. Which seems more accurate? 227 pounds 5'9" 22 M... Read more
I had every intention of riding the recumbent bike for only 30 minutes. But I was playing Candy Crush on my iPad and listening to King Julien (my 6-year granddaughter is with me) and the next thing I knew I got 40 minutes & 9.2 miles in. Good oops!... 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
Use the portable post-it flags to write down your different dinner entrées. Use different colors for each category (beef meals get a red flag, chicken yellow). You can plan your menus for the week by sticking the flag on the calendar day you plan to... 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
One of SparkPeople's most dedicated and popular members is featured in this month's Redbook, on newsstands now! Magda, aka SMURFETTE0725, shares her inspirational story. Magda, the the Director of Apparel Merchandising for PUMA, lost the "married 15"... Read more
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