Fitness

World Bicycle Relief: Wheels of Change

Since 2005, World Bicycle Relief (WBR) has delivered more than 285,000 bicycles and trained more than 1,000 bicycle mechanics in Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America. The non-profit produces, distributes, and donates a $147 utilitarian bicycle, called the Buffalo, to impoverished students, health-care workers, farmers, and entrepreneurs. WBR also donates tens of thousands of...

How to Exercise Safely With Asthma & Allergies

Exercising with allergies or asthma presents some unique challenges. Physical activity can be more difficult, unpleasant, and in some cases, dangerous if you have one or both of these conditions. You may also have less energy when your allergies or asthma are acting up. If your allergies or asthma are properly managed and you...

This Smart Scale Will Help You Lose Weight—And It’s $30 Off

Lasting weight loss requires much more than knowing the number on your scale. Making healthy lifestyle changes, better food choices, and breaking bad habits are all part of the equation, and many experts say stressing over the number on the dial doesn't even help you keep pounds off in the long run.Enter smart scales: These high-tech devices reveal much more...

Zombie Apocalypse Simulation Helps Bike Cops Train for Crowds

A recent crowd control practice for bike-mounted cops in Delaware, Ohio, had a thrilling twist: rather than using volunteer protesters, organizers staged a zombie apocalypse to make the day more exciting for cops and volunteers.The event was part of the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) bicycle-response team training, and attracted 40 officers from...

7 Weird Health Habits That Make Life Better

You’re eating right. You’re exercising regularly. You’re doing your best to keep stress levels down.But still, life probably isn’t quite perfect…yet. Maybe you’re still suffering from allergies, anxiety, headaches, or other minor ailments.The following tips may sound a little odd, but studies show they may make a big difference in your health.Go...

The Natural Cyclists Guide to Preventing Tick Bites

Are you protected from ticks this summer? If you haven’t thought about it, now may be the time. Health officials agree that risk for illness from tick bites remains high in 2017.In Georgia, reports show that excessive early spring rains led to excellent plant growth around the area, bringing more feeding deer out of...

Surprising Natural Cure For Dehydration

You’ve probably heard this before…You need to drink eight to 10 glasses of water a day to stay healthy.Ever wondered if it’s really true?I’ve thought about it a great deal, and I can tell you it’s NOT true.During my research, I made a few discoveries about water, thirst, and dehydration that may surprise you.First,...

The Most Awesome Rides Through the Solar Eclipse’s Path of Totality

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the sky from coast to coast for approximately two and a half minutes. It’s been a full 38 years since the last time the continental US has experienced an eclipse of this magnitude, so you’re not going to want to miss this rare event....

Muscle imbalances cause swayback and lower back pain

The amount of people experiencing bad posture and back or knee pain is steadily increasing. Modern lifestyle increases the risk of muscle imbalances, bad posture, back pain, knee pain etc., and we are spending billions each year on pharmaceuticals to alleviate the pain. A minimal amount of proper training is a far better long-term...

Could you be suffering from a dehydration headache?

Common as they are, headaches can be caused by a great number of things. What many people don’t realize is that dehydration is one of them. According to MedicalNewsToday.com, not having enough fluid in the body causes what is called a dehydration headache, which occurs when the brain pulls away from the skull as...
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