Fitness

Explore 39,000 Miles of Colorado Trails With This Incredible Interactive Map

The Centennial State is becoming even more inviting for cyclists: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has made possible an interactive online map that showcases the state's 39,000 miles of recreational routes, gathered together in one place for the first time. Whether you want to cruise paved bike paths or a shred technical singletrack, maps for each will...

Get on your bike and hit these 3 Denver trails

Biking is one of the many physical activities that Colorado offers. As Denver’s streets become more crowded, the state is working to boost the number of cycling commuters. The state announced that it would commit more than $100 million in 2015 over a four-year stretch to add bicycle infrastructure. Hit these trails to not...

Stretches To Help With Cycling Thigh Pain

Cycling and tight hips and thighs go together like Starbucks and espresso—one typically generates the other. That’s because when you’re tucked forward and hammering down the road, your hips never actually go into full extension. Over time, those overworked hip flexors start to tighten and shorten (all the sitting we do off the bike...

Indoor Versus Outdoor: Which Type of Cycling Is Better For You?

There is a battle of the bikes raging concerning the differences of indoor and outdoor cycling. While the scenic advantage goes to outdoor cycling, the other issues are questionable. Which is better for calorie-burning? Which is better for joint issues? The questions are endless, and we have answers for you below.Outdoor AdvantagesCycling is an...

How ​Too Much Exercise May Hurt Your Gut

If you’re really putting in work at the gym, a concern that may have crossed your mind is, “How hard is going too hard?” Overexerting yourself can hinder your efforts to build muscle, as you don’t allow your body to properly recover, but it can also be bad for your health, weakening your immune...

Are elite cyclists at greater risk of heart problems?

It seems an almost regular occurrence in cycling that a rider is forced to retire as a result of heart issues. The past year has provided several such examples: Australian veteran Michael Rogers called timed on his career in April 2016 following the discovery of a previously unknown arrhythmia; Johan Vansummeren retired two months...

British Cycling: Review leads to medical services overhaul

British Cycling has announced a "timely" overhaul of its medical services for athletes following an independent review. Dr Rod Jaques, director of medical services at the English Institute of Sport, examined British Cycling's practices after it was scrutinised as part of an anti-doping investigation into a mystery medical package.His recommendations include the creation of a...

Exercise: The Miracle Antidepressant Drug?

Common wisdom holds that exercise boosts your mood, in addition to benefiting your physical health. Terms such as “endorphins” and “runner’s high” are afloat in the popular lexicon. If you are a person who exercises regularly, or if you know someone who does, you will likely be aware of this bonus that comes along...
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