Tag Archives: Fitness

January 22

Moving Forward (On Two Wheels): HIV/AIDS Fundraising By Bicycle

Guest Post by EVE PIERCE One of the best things about cycling is the feeling of camaraderie that develops with other cyclists. Passing on the road, you look at each other and nod; you’re part of a club now, familiar with the same highlights and hassles of exploring your city on two wheels. That sense of community […]

December 28

5 easy ways to integrate cycling into your daily life

Given cycling’s health, environmental, and economic advantages, many people would like to adopt cycling as a daily activity. While it may seem impossible at first, believe me if I did it, anybody can. Read my personal story of how my bike changed my life.   Following are a few of the tips that helped me […]

July 14

Exercise alters DNA

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013- Even a small amount of weekly exercise changes the gene expression of fat storing cells, according to a Swedish study published in the July issue of PloS Genetics. Everyone knows that staying active is good for health, but this is the first scientific study to show that exercise affects how the body stores fat at […]

June 07

10 ways to motivate to go to the gym

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013-  Summer is here and there is no better time to jumpstart your fitness routine. If you are stuck with a yearlong membership and can’t seem to find the motivation to go to the gym, here are a few tips that may help you out. As with any health or workout regimen, […]

February 26

Cycling Your Way to Better Health

Guest post by Evelyn Pearce Cycling means many different things to different people. It’s an environmentally-friendly mode of transport, a relaxing pastime, a great way to explore a new town, an element of a fitness regime and a competitive sport. Whatever the reason for taking to the saddle, cycling can offer a range of health […]

February 21

Achieving Optimum Nutrition for Cycling

Guest post by Evelyn Pearce Whether you cycle for fun, use it as a way of keeping active or for transport, eating well for cycling in these instances is just as important as if you were participating competitively. While you don’t need to consume extra food if you are not cycling a distance or for extended periods […]

DC, Maryland and Virginia launch the Street Smart Fall Campaign

From my column at the Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, DC, November 16, 2012- Fall in the DC area is a beautiful time, but also a time for increased traffic-related cyclist and pedestrian injuries and fatalities.  As Daylight Savings changes to Standard Time, it is often dark by five p.m., just in time for the evening commute.  […]

November 11

Biking for Beginners: 10 Tips to Ride Your Bicycle Safely in Traffic

Riding in traffic, even slow traffic, is one of the scariest obstacles that many beginning riders have to overcome.  Thinking of being hit by a car while on your bike is enough to discourage many from even attempting to ride their bicycle in the city. When I first started riding, I had visions of myself […]

My One Word…LIBERTAD!

I saw this on MEMOW‘s page and had to share my one word for my bike: libertad! RACCONTAMI | BIKE IN ONE WORD | BFF 2012 MILANO from SAUCE PATROL on Vimeo.   What’s yours?   Back to Cycling    

October 24

The Bicycle Helmet: to wear or not to wear?

Debating whether helmet laws save lives or discourage cycling From my column in the Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON DC, October 24, 2012- Last month, a friend and cycling blogger sent me an article and asked me whether I wore a helmet when I rode my bicycle.  I said that I did wear a helmet, but […]