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The 5 Essentials All Yoga Beginners Need

While you may think that a yoga mat and fancy clothing are the only yoga essentials, you are mistaken. There are many pieces of equipment that can benefit a yogi - but only a few are essential to starting out on the right foot. Below are the top 5 essential pieces of yoga equipment...

How Cyclists Can Avoid Groin Strains

The start of the cyclocross season offers new challenges to any rider, whether they have already been racing the road or on mountain bikes, or they transition right from the couch to the race course.Remounting on a cyclocross bike brings into play a whole new set of mechanics that racers must once again master....

Foam Roller Alternatives For Your Recovery

Foam rollers are a great thing to use when recovering from a ride. They not only are portable, but they help break up muscle knots with ease. However, there are foam roller alternatives that may already be in your home - and they may help ease pain better for certain areas of your body....

The Six Signs of a Bad Bike Fit

A poorly fitting bike – whether that’s the frame size, saddle height, reach, cleat position, and so on – can cause pain which, at best, is uncomfortable, and at worst, could have long-term effect, both on and off the bike. However, many causes of a bad bike fit can be identified - and it...

What You Don’t Know About Your Sports Drink Could Hurt You

Almost everyone knows about the Gatorade story. The popular drink was developed to keep the University of Florida’s football hydrated during the exceptionally hot summer of 1965.Gatorade works by replacing fluid and electrolytes. The sugar in the drink helps fuel your body so that you can keep going, longer. But, there are many things...

Is Being a “Weekend Warrior” Actually Good For You?

Federal guidelines recommend that you spend at least 2.5 hours a week on moderate intensity exercise, or 75 minutes on vigorous exercise. But what happens if you’re so swamped during the week that you only have time to squeeze in your workouts on the weekend?Go ahead and cram away, a new study from Loughborough...

Natural Treatments For Rotator Cuff Pain

The rotator cuff tendons and rotator cuff muscles play a pretty important role since they are what keeps the arm in the shoulder socket. There is a network of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a covering around the head of the humerus and that is what we call the rotator...

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...

The Key To Riding Longer

This chart shows your body’s fuel usage during continuous, moderate-intensity exercise. What’s interesting to note from the chart is that from the start, your muscles only provide 50% of your total fuel (glycogen) when completely carb-loaded, your blood glucose 10%, and your fat reserve 40%. As exercise continues, you can see that muscle glycogen levels drop. At...

How To Use Essential Oils To Strengthen Your Yoga Session

While yoga has its standard poses that we all practice, there is much customization that can be done in a yoga studio, or even in your own home. From your clothing, to your mat, to your music (or lack there of), there are many things that can set your yoga session apart from the...
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