Cycling

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...

12 Pictures That Show You Exactly What Muscles You’re Stretching

Stretching before and after a workout is a great way to promote blood flow to the muscles and increase flexibility.  But do you know what muscles you’re stretching?Stretching may help you improve the range of motion of your joints, which in turn may help improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury...

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...

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...

Older Dutch cyclists warned after rise in electric bike deaths

Dutch police are warning older cyclists of the dangers of switching to electric bikes after an increase in the number of deaths on the roads.Figures released this week show that more people are being killed in the Netherlands while riding an electric bike than a moped, and nearly 90% were aged 60 or above.The death toll...

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...

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...

Fisher-Price has created a turbo trainer for your three-year-old

Fisher-Price has revealed a smart-bike, designed to both tire out your three-year-old and help with their spelling. Plus, it looks like a turbo trainer.The Think and Learn Smart Cycle is a toy bike that lets kids play educational games while pedalling. It comes with a tablet holder, or alternatively can be paired via Bluetooth...

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

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...
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