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.
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!
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.
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!
This is a simple, step-by-step guide to show you how to record a bike ride with a Garmin Vivoactive 3. This process is surprisingly quick and easy, and accurately records your bike ride and your heart rate, while saving the battery on your smart phone. Post includes step-by-step instructions and a video.
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.
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.
Cycling gives you ample opportunities for mindfulness, meditation, and generally being in the moment. This post explains how to combine meditation and cycling, for optimal mental health benefits while cycling. It includes excellent tips to guide you on how to practice mindfulness while cycling.
This post explains why cycling is the best exercise for weight loss, and describes 7 steps to lose weight cycling. Cycling burns a lot of calories, and can be sustained for long periods of time because it is so much fun. And because cycling is a low-impact exercise, you can start cycling even if you are very overweight. Many people have lost impressive amounts of weight with the help of cycling, and you could become one of them!
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 are some tips for a comfortable workout. Comfort during your workout is key to being able to work out for sustained periods of time. This infographic offers tips on fabric, fit, and function of your workout gear. Plus tips from three experts – and me! I hope you find this infographic useful, fun, and inspiring. Of course, the big benefit of cycling for fitness is that it is just plain good fun. Making sure you are comfortable while on your bike is going to make sure you can enjoy staying in the saddle and having fun for long periods of time.
Have you ever thought about ditching your car and riding a bike to work? It’s a great idea! Not only does it keep you healthy, but will also cut down on your carbon footprint. In this post, we have 7 tips for new bike commuters.
7 Tips to Become a Mountain Biker. Mountain biking often involves cycling in extreme environments. Steep hills and sharp rocks make mountain biking a sport for the most daring cyclists. If you are just getting started in mountain biking, this post is for you. We have 7 tips to help you master this advanced type of cycling!
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!
Many fat cyclists complain that they experience discrimination, and that is just plain wrong. Everyone has the right to ride a bike; and fat cyclists should not feel pressured to lose weight. That said, there are some extra challenges for plus-sized cyclists, such as finding an appropriate bike and clothing. This post is about how to deal with those challenges, so you can enjoy cycling, regardless of what your scale has to say.
It took me 40 years to move from “I love riding bikes” to “I am a cyclist.” Hard to believe, I know. Looking back, I guess it was because I made so many mistakes along the way. I’m a slow learner – let me tell you about it! I learned to ride a bike the hard way – not so much riding as crashing. I had a lot of setbacks along the way. Finally, I learned the keys to making cycling safe, easy and fun – and somewhere along the way, I became a cyclist!