Are you thinking about doing some indoor bike training, but confused about all the different options? This post aims to explain what turbo trainers are, and what smart indoor trainers are. We aim to give you enough information to make a smart decision!
Have you ever wondered whether riding an ebike burns a significant amount of calories? Anyone who has tackled tough commutes on an electric bike knows that it is a real workout. But you might think that because of the electric assist, you won’t be burning too many calories. Well, here is the good news! This post shows the surprising number of calories you can burn on an electric bike.
Did you know that you can use an electric bike to get fit? This post describes 3 different ways that you can use an ebike to get fit and healthy. Turns out, an ebike provides excellent ways for you to get fit.
Mountain bike sales are soaring, and no wonder! Mountain bikes offer an ideal way to get out and enhance your physical and mental health in nature. And also improve the world. And now, mountain bikes are better than ever, and offer choices for a huge variety of people.
A very common complaint from cyclists is cycling hip pain. This post has a video showing three simple hip stretches that almost miraculously cured my own debilitating and very painful cycling hip pain.
Are you trying to return to cycling after knee replacement surgery? If so, our post can help. Riding a bike is a great form of physical therapy following knee replacement surgery. In this post Dr. Nakul Karkare offers tips for safely returning to riding your bike after knee replacement surgery.
Riding a bike is a great way to get fit. Just getting on a bike and riding it somewhere will give you exercise, and exercise is always good. So, if you want to get fitter and healthier, and fight aging, riding a bike will help. However, like everything, you can work hard, or you can work smart. And it turns out that interval training on a bike is the smart way to get fitter faster, burn more calories, fight stress and aging, and control blood sugar levels. Read our post to learn more about the exciting benefits of interval training on your bike. It includes the top 7 reasons to do interval training on your bike!
This post will help you to pick the perfect cycling training plan, as it includes links to our most popular and successful bike training plans. Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate cyclist, or even quite advanced, we have a plan for you!
If you plan on a long-distance ride, be it for competition or just for fun, you need to prepare carefully. While the health benefits of cycling are undeniable (Environmental Health Perspectives), there are some risks to the activity. Those risks become more pronounced when you push your body to ride for a long time. You’ll need to take certain precautions to reduce those risks and make the bike ride a true health-booster. Here are our top five tips to ensure your long-distance bike rides make you feel healthier – rather than making you feel awful!
Here is yet another benefit of cycling – it has been scientifically proven to improve the length and quality of sleep, which in turn boosts overall health and happiness.
While there are many reasons why you might want to start cycling, such as improving your health and boosting your general fitness, don’t overlook the mental health benefits. Research shows that one in three cyclists find that cycling reduces their stress levels.
If you suffer from knee pain, this post explains how a properly set-up hybrid bike may offer a way to exercise without causing further knee pain.
Protein is a nutrient that’s typically associated with gym rats and those wanted to build muscle, but it’s just as important for cyclists to increase their consumption as well. This post explains why cyclists need protein, and what happens if we don’t get enough!
Many cyclists suffer from lack of flexibility and poor posture, and many of us suffer injuries. Stretching is the best way to combat these problems. This post explains the 10 best stretches for cyclists, and shows how they target the key parts of a cyclist’s body. Start with 10 minutes a day, 4-5 times a week and you will very quickly start seeing and feeling improvements. As a bonus, you will also be able to cycle more efficiently!
It is not always possible to bike outdoors. Luckily, it always possible to cycle indoors, with a stationary bike. You could for example join a spin class at the local gym. But when you are just getting started with biking, it can be intimidating to join a class of elite athletes. Fortunately, you can get started on your own stationary bike at home. This post provides a guide to stationary bikes, so you can decide which kind would suit you best.
This post is about 5 ways that cycling can boost your brain function. People who cycle often do so to boost their physical health. But it’s exciting to learn that cycling also helps to build a better brain, both functionally and structurally. Here’s what science says about the cognitive benefits of pedaling.
In this post, we provide a list of seven essentials that you should take along on your first mountain bike tour.
As a cyclist, you know hydration is important — but that doesn’t mean you don’t have questions. For a crash course in everything you need to know about hydration, check out the following FAQs about hydration for cyclists. A little knowledge and a lot of common sense are really all you need to ensure you are sufficiently hydrated for your bike rides!
Athletic Greens is an interesting all-in-one supplement that aims to cover all of your nutritional and supplemental bases in one drink. I think it is worth a try for those who want a boost for the spring, or just for their next long bike ride!
Strength training is very beneficial for cyclists, and can help you to improve your stability and your cycling efficiency. More importantly, it is not just about being faster – strength training ultimately enables us to maintain an active lifestyle with a good quality of life longer.