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...

9 Fitness Trends We Need To Ditch, Stat!

Health and fitness trend Nowadays, people start to follow something just because it got viral on social media. There are many viral videos, which became a fitness trend just because it was tried by a celebrity. Well, I cannot say all fitness trends are bad. However, the question is how to find out which one...

Multiple studies find that yoga can reduce the symptoms of depression

Yoga is a practice that has long been associated with a relaxed body and mind. New studies have suggested that yoga may help relieve the symptoms of depressions as well, especially when utilized as a complement to traditional therapy. These studies were presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA)...

HOW WORLD WAR I PUT BOYS ON BIKES

It would be hard to find a find a product and a demographic more tightly tied together in our cultural imagination than boys and bikes. Robert J. Turpin writes that that association was born a century ago, when manufacturers’ need for customers lined up with changing ideas about youth and masculinity during World War I.In...

Home Remedies for Muscle Soreness

Muscle soreness can hit after a workout, a long day at work, or during an illness. While creams and rubs help to an extent, there are other ways to stop the soreness. These home remedies can stop muscle soreness fast, regardless of what caused them.Heat and coldAlternating heat and cold can help stop muscle...

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...
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