Top 5 reasons to Add a Mouthguard to Your Child’s Back-to-School Shopping List

For many, back-to-school preparations will soon be underway and fall sports will begin. Whether your child participates in organized sports or after school pickup games, you may want to add a mouthguard to your shopping list for school supplies. Approximately 44 million American children participate in at least one organized sports team, according to statistics […]

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Bike helmets are part of bike safety for kids and adults

Buying a Bike Helmet 101

Answers to 6 Common Consumer Questions There are essentially two camps when it comes to opinions on bike helmets: You should wear one, or you don’t really need to bother. Those who don’t wear them offer many reasons: they don’t do much; they are ugly; they are uncomfortable; the list goes on. Yet, studies—many of […]

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Ready to Ride? How to Decide What Kind of Bike You Should Buy

About 53 percent of U.S. households have a bicycle.[1] Are you thinking about joining their ranks? If so, you could be making a smart move for your health, fitness and wellbeing. Riding a bike regularly can improve your physical and mental health in numerous ways. It can decrease your risk of coronary heart disease, reduce […]

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4 Common Types of Yoga … And 4 of the More Unusual

If you are interested in trying yoga or practicing a new form of it, you have probably realized that the ancient discipline comes in many forms. Many types of yoga common in the United States are rooted in tradition, while others are very modern twists on the classic practice. Classic yoga styles Because these are […]

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3 Cardio Workouts to Put the Passion Back Into Your Fitness Routine

At the end of the day, fitness really should be fun. But sometimes it isn’t. Life gets busy, and we squeeze in whatever we can, not necessarily what we love. Eventually, our go-to workouts can get stale … really, really stale. Who’s taken a run on the treadmill and wondered how a minute can suddenly […]

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Sledding

5 Fun Cold-Weather Activities That Will Help You Break a Sweat This Winter

Getting motivated to exercise in winter can be challenging, especially when you live in a cold climate. Even a quick jog around the neighborhood can sound unpleasant and potentially perilous (icy or un-shoveled sidewalks, anyone?). A marathon of the Netflix variety can sound far more appealing. And, by all means, indulge in one every now […]

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Bike Safety

10 Bike Tips for Safer Summer Bike Rides

Riding a bicycle can bring lots of joy to kids and adults alike. It’s also a great way to increase fitness and reduce stress. However, as with many activities, cycling has its risks. No matter your age or experience level, it can be helpful to review basic tips for safe bike riding. Read them over […]

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Lifting Weights

5 Fitness Trends Worth a Try in 2015

Working out should be at least a little fun. If you’re languishing in your current routine, maybe it’s time to explore some other options. Here are five workout trends that are hot right now. Maybe one of them will infuse new life into your fitness regimen. 1. Aerial yoga With its suspended silk slings and […]

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Bike Ride

What to Bring on Every Bike Ride

A bike ride should be an enjoyable experience, but it doesn’t take new riders long to realize things happen. Flat tires, bike problems, loose dogs, injuries and hunger are more or less inevitable. A little preparation can make these situations less disastrous. You may not be heading out on a multi-day cycling tour, but you […]

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How to Prepare for Your First 5K

Spring and summer tend to be 5K season. In some metropolitan areas, it seems there’s a 5K every weekend. The distance, which is equal to 3.1 miles, is probably the most popular for running races because it’s friendly to most individuals and can even be walked in a reasonable amount of time. As such, it […]

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