For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an... Read more
I took a Spinning class for the first time after I moved away to college. I was active in sports throughout high school, and I knew that I wanted to stay strong and fit. Now it was up to me to do that on my own. I didn't know anything about Spinn... Read more
Vacation season is just around the corner. For most of us, that means no work and no distractions—just lots of time to have fun without worrying about what’s waiting for you back at the office. But taking the same old trip to the beach ev... Read more
Hi! I was looking for advice on which protein powder to buy to make my own shakes? I went to the local Riteaid (our towns small) and they had quite a few choices which was confusing. I ended up not getting one because I had no idea which one to get.... Read more
I'm having some issues in deciding how to train for a possible 15 mile charity walk.
I'm currently following a targeted training plan on my indoor bike trainer, as well as doing a core / weights programme. My fitness on the bike and body tone ha... Read more
Listen to your emotions because your mind does affect your body. It is okay to be sad, it isn't a weakness. It is okay to be angry. It isn't indicative of a mean person. It is okay to be HAPPY! It isn't something a person needs to feel guilty about... Read more
I first read about the 17-Day Diet at the start of the year. It was promoted as a way to lose weight put on over the holidays. Now that swimsuit season is just around the corner, it has hit the promotional circuit again.
Dr. Mike Moreno's best sel... Read more
Lance Armstrong wants to return to the world of professional cycling. Since retiring in 2005, most of the news he has made has been related to his Live Strong organization and gossip column reports on his love life. He has also competed in two New Yo... Read more
Getting pretty good at the tandem riding. Got a couple hundred miles in now and even have a whole new language.
"Bump it up / down" means "move the back derailier up or down to stop the clicking."
"Slide it up / down" means "move the front... Read more
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Yesterday I went out on my bike again. In the absence of being able to run (dodgy achilles) and unable to rollerblade (lost my nerve) I have decided to return to cycling. I used to be good at that. 11 years ago I was compe... Read more
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