Keeping your child active can be one of the most difficult parts of parenting. From walking and cycling to more niche activities, getting your little ones moving is crucial to development. Here are tips for getting your children active from a young age, as well as advice on how to incorporate exercise into their everyday routines. You’re (almost) never too young for your first bike!
5 Best Cheap Ways to Exercise with your Family this Summer
An easy way to reduce the costs of keeping your family fit is to incorporate exercise into your daily parenting routine this summer. Invest in family bikes, find a free swimming pool, or check out the thousands of free parks available. It’s easy to get exercise for your whole family while saving money this summer.
5 Things You Need to Know about Hydration for Cyclists
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!
Hydration for Cycling – How Much Fluid do You Need?
Like any kind of exercising, cycling dehydrates your body, especially in hot weather. This post aims to tell you all you need to know about keeping your body adequately hydrated before, during, and after cycling.
How to Modify Your Bike to Cycle with Thumb Arthritis (CMC Arthritis)
This post is about how to modify your bike to cycle if you have are having pain caused by thumb arthritis. Many cyclists eventually develop a common type of thumb arthritis, called CMC (carpometacarpal) arthritis. Since getting my diagnosis, I have modified my bike to make it easier to cycle without pain. This post describes the cheap changes I made to modify my bike. The post contains several ideas for you to make to modify your bike to cycle more comfortably with thumb arthritis.
9 Ways Cycling Improves Your Health
Cycling does wonders for the body, especially the heart. Here are nine ways that cycling improves your health.
Are Electric Bikes Safe for Seniors?
Health is vitally important as we age. Bike riding is one way to preserve our health as we age. The question is, are electric bikes safe for seniors? Read this post to find the answer, as well as tips for seniors to cycle safely on e-bikes.
7 of the Best Baby and Child Bike Seats for 2023 – Reviews and Videos
Maggie features her picks for 7 of the best and safest baby and child bike seats to take your kids along for your bike ride. We include reviews and videos. Also, enjoy our quick comparison chart that will help you to choose the best option for your family’s needs.
How to Help your Kids Bike to School
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.
7 Tips for Parents to Keep your Kids Safe on their Bikes
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.
Can Cycling Cause Penis Numbness, Erectile Dysfunction, and Prostate Cancer?
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.
5 Doctor’s Tips to Start Cycling Again after Knee Replacement Surgery
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.
7 Easy Steps to Teach a Child to Ride a Bike
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!
4 Reasons to Cycle More
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.
How Cycling Helps You to Sleep Better and Get Healthier
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.
Complete Guide to Child Bike Seats and Trailers
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.
Case Studies: Three Seniors who Regained their Health with E-Bikes
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.
5 Great Reasons to Take Up Cycling During Retirement
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!
Science Shows Five Ways that Cycling Boosts Your Brain Function
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.
Top 7 Strength Building Exercises for Cyclists
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.