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9 Impressive Benefits Of Cycling

Some of the health benefits of cycling include muscle toning, improved cardiovascular health, and better blood circulation. These health benefits are the reason behind the consistent popularity of cycling for many years. It is one of the simplest forms of working out as a form of moderate physical activity that is required by the human...

9 Ways to Make the Most of Your Short Bike Rides

In an ideal world, we'd always have the time to do the ride we want. However, most of us live in the real world, where we need to fit our rides into designated slots of free time. But you can have the best of both worlds—it just takes a little bit of careful planning....

What Muscles Do Squats Target?

The squat is a classic, multi-joint exercise that targets a variety of muscle groups throughout your body, emphasizing those that extend your hip and knee joints. There are many variations, but the most popular may be the parallel back squat, which involves balancing a barbell across your shoulders and upper back, and squatting until...

This Common Muscle Cramp Treatment Can Actually Kill You

Whether it’s after a workout or while trying to sleep, we’ve all felt the strong, painful contractions of a muscle cramp. And if you’re plagued by them regularly, you’ll probably try any possible treatment to stop the spasms.But here’s one you should shelve: Taking quinine for muscle cramps can raise your risk of dying...

Why Squats Are Worth Adding to Your Workout

Exercise is a key player in disease prevention, and helps support optimal mental, emotional, and physical health, and longevity. However, as with most things, your exercise routine should be balanced and shouldn’t place too much emphasis on one activity such as cardio.Always make sure that your routine incorporates a variety of exercises, such as...

Cardio 101: How To Start Cycling

Overview Yes, you know how to ride a bike. You learned as a kid, back when your two-wheeler was the only way you could explore the neighborhood on your own. Biking brought freedom, adventure, delight. Now you’re older, and like just about everything in life, riding seems more complicated. There’s traffic to worry about, more equipment...

Indoor Vs Outdoor: Which is the Better Workout?

When I talk about indoor cycling to some of my bike friends, I sometimes hear “I only ride outside” followed by a snarky comment or a wilting look that generally insinuates that I must be nuts for riding inside.While I, too, love  riding outside, I find that my indoor training gives me consistency, strength,...

How You Can Prevent Cyclist’s Palsy

Bicyclists often suffer from pain, numbness and tingling in their hands and fingers. There can be an associated feeling of weakness of hand grip or clumsiness of the hand. These symptoms have been called "Cyclist's Palsy" or "Handlebar Palsy". Anatomy and Epidemiology What causes numbness in the hands while cycling?The cause of these symptoms is the...

9 Natural Remedies for Treating Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar fasciitis is related to the painful condition of the heel, and affects more than 2 million people in the United States. Plantar fascia is the dense cord on the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. This tissue can become injured due to overuse or being overweight and out...

Exercises to Combat Cycling Back Pain

If you have spent any amount of time hunched over a bike, you have experienced back pain. It's just part of the game. And while it does happen, there are things that you can do to minimize your pain - and lessen the chances of it emerging into something that keeps you off the...
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