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
Managed a 13 mile bike ride and 40 minute walk yesterday (walked to the beach in the evening to look at Jupiter and Venus - BTW - look at the moon at sunset, the two bright spots just below it are Jupiter (smaller) and Venus - petty cool alignment.)... Read more
I've always lived in an isolated part of a small village and I've always been told to never go out running alone because of predators, etc. I finally moved away from such influences in a tiny apartment in the city. Last week, I got brave and went out... Read more
giving my bike a tune-up today so I can start commuting to work again. It doesn't seem to matter how safe I try to be, I have gotten hit once each year. A bit nervous to start again. Some drivers are so aggressive!... 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 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
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
This Friday, May 15, is National Bike-to-Work Day, one of many events scheduled to celebrate Bike Month.SELF magazine is celebrating National Bike Month by showing how bicycling can slim you down, save you money and safeguard the environment. Whethe... Read more
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