The easiest way to make sure your kids get enough exercise is to help your kids to walk or bike to school. This post provides advice and tips on how to help your kids start to bike to school safely.
In this post, we offer 7 useful tips for parents to help keep their kids safe when they are riding their bikes. The best part is that most of our tips involve spending time with your kids, whether it be cycling, or fixing bikes. These activities could end up being some of your child’s most cherished memories of their childhood.
This post and video address the concerns that many male cyclists have about penis numbness, erectile dysfunction, and prostate cancer. We think you will find this post reassuring. We also offer suggestions to avoid penis numbness and related problems, in the section called What Male Cyclists Can Do to Prevent Erectile Dysfunction.
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.
This post describes 7 easy steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
Here are our Top 4 reasons to cycle more. Our reasons include building lean muscle, losing weight, reducing your risk of serious illness, and improving your mental health.
If you find it hard to sleep, cycling could be just the thing you need. In fact, one of the many benefits of cycling is that it helps you to sleep better. And getting enough sleep is crucial for every aspect of good health, notably brain health and heart health. In this post we explain how cycling improves sleep, which leads directly to improved health.
This post and video provide a complete guide for choosing the best child bike seat or trailer for your baby, toddler, or small child. A quality child bike seat makes it easy and safe for you to take your child with you on bike rides. But the choices can be overwhelming. This post lays out the choices simply and clearly. We explain the differences between, and the pros and cons of, the following: rear-mounted child bike seats; front-mounted child bike seats; and bike trailers.
As a cyclist, you know hydration is important — but that doesn’t mean you have all the answers. For a crash course in everything you need to know about hydration, check out the following important things you need to know 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!
Here are three case studies of seniors who have come back from illness by exercising on electric bikes. The challenges they faced included multiple heart attacks, cancer, neurological problems, and stroke. But they didn’t let that stop them – they got out there on e-bikes, and they kept on exercising and enjoying life! Because of cycling on e-bikes, they have all enjoyed an improvement in their health, and a better quality of life. And they are all bravely modelling how to NOT go gently into that good night.
Retirement is a great time to take up a new and exciting hobby – cycling! Not only will you have fun, but cycling has a whole range of exciting benefits that you can read about right here. Put that bus pass away, because after you hear about the benefits of cycling during retirement, you’ll be stuck to the saddle!
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.
Here’s a video featuring the top 7 strength building exercises for cyclists. These exercises can all be done in the comfort of your own home. Get strong in the winter so you can enjoy a great summer on your bike! The exercises require minimal equipment, with most of them requiring only a yoga mat. Just three of these ten-minute workouts per week will help you to improve your cycling efficiency and power.
Here are 5 great strength exercises for cyclists, all demonstrated with videos. Doing these 5 exercises at least twice a week will make you a stronger, more powerful and efficient cyclist!
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.
Yet another study has shown the extraordinary benefits of interval training (also known as HIIT) to fight aging. Specifically, it showed the most impressive anti-aging results in older people who did high intensity interval training on stationary bikes. Aging is inevitable, but you can start using interval training on a stationary bike today to fight aging!
Here’s some research that proves that cycling does help to fight aging. Older cyclists were given a barrage of tests. Even the oldest test subjects had the balance, reflexes, metabolic health and memory ability of young adults – Clear evidence that cycling fights aging.
Just because you are getting older does not mean you have to give up your love of mountain biking. In fact, mountain biking can help you age gracefully and keep up your strength. A well-trained rider can ride through anything, regardless of their age. That being said, it is important to understand that the body of a 40-year-old is different from that of a 20-year-old. So we’ve put together these 7 tips to help you keep mountain biking after age 40.
Many people think that the main health benefit of cycling is weight loss. Sure, it helps – but the main health benefit of cycling is that exercise will dramatically improve your health throughout your life and protect you from most of the dread diseases. In fact, exercise has so many health benefits that the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has declared that exercise is a miracle cure for most of the diseases that kill us. Specifically, it dramatically decreases the chance that you will become sick at all. And this applies to both physical and mental disease.
Research has shown yet another benefit of cardio exercise like cycling. Cardio exercise can induce an increase in the number of your muscle stem cells! This is a promising finding for those of us who are ageing (that is, all of us). In ways as yet not fully understood, it can help to maintain your muscle strength, and increase activity levels.