Fitness

Cycling twenty miles a week cuts heart disease in half

A large study published in the British Medical Association, found that regular cycling can substantially lower the incidence of coronary heart disease: Medical News Today reports. The investigation of 10,000 participants suggests that those who cycled 20 miles within a week were 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who did...

This is Your Body on Cycling

Your body isn’t a temple, it’s a machine.It’s not just any machine, though. It’s the world’s most complex super-computer; a thing of baffling intricacy, with inner-workings so complex scientists still puzzle over pieces of it. And if you’ve ever wondered what’s really going on with it as you ride, here’s your moment-by-moment guide to...

The Simple Technique That Could Save Cyclists’ Lives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzIf80eSfCgLast year, some 45,000 bicyclists were injured on the road, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. And ten percent of those injuries were the direct result of the rider getting doored: a supremely terrifying, painful collision where a driver opens his door immediately in front of a cyclist.Michael Charney, a 70-year-old retired doctor from Cambridge, Massachusetts, is spearheading a...

These new airless and tubeless tires could make bike flats a thing of the past

Could a new type of bike tire completely remove the frustration that comes from one of cycling's most common issues?We're kind of big on bikes here at TreeHugger, as they're clean, efficient, and a helluva lot of fun to ride, and no matter if the bike you ride is a conventional pedal-powered model or...

New study: Less than 1 hour of cycling per week slows aging

A study published Tuesday in the medical journal Cell Metabolism shows that cycling three times a week in short, high-intensity bursts for a total of 48 minutes can greatly help reduce the effects of aging at a cellular level in the elderly by boosting energy and reducing frailty.The study, conducted by a group of...

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making on Climbs

You know that burning feeling you get 10 minutes into a hard climb? It shouldn’t be there. It’s your legs telling you that you’re burning too many matches too early—and if you’re not careful, you’re going up in flames before you reach the top. Sure, you can go all Jens and tell them to...

Manchester cycling festival to begin with nude bike ride

North West Velo Fest 2017 will begin on Friday June 9 with the city’s World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR). The two-week festival, now in its sixth year, is described by organizers as a free, non-corporate, DIY event and will run until Saturday June 24.Run in cities the world over, WNBR is designed to highlight the...

What You Need To Know About Cycling & Fatigue

People have ridden two-wheeled self-powered vehicles for transport, recreation and sport since the early 17th century. The materials used in bicycle manufacture have changed significantly and modern bicycles are almost unrecognizable from the wood and iron bikes of old. Despite the technological changes in bicycle manufacture and design, the engine that drives a bike...

The 5 Scariest Bike Trails on Earth

Radwanderung...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaNBuqSuNqkScariest trails of Himalayas, Nepalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP14g0V-WF8Riding the White Linehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzhlDnTv0pcRed Bull Rampagehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv_DRJZZ2qIDanny Macaskill: The Ridgehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_IQS3VKjA

BIKE USE IS RISING AMONG THE YOUNG, BUT IT IS SKYROCKETING AMONG THE OLD

The national surge in bicycling since 1995 may have more to do with healthy hips than with hipsters.Biking rates among people between the ages of 60 and 79 are soaring, an analysis of federal data shows. New trips by seniors account for 22 percent of the nation’s growth in adult biking. And because biking...
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