Tips For Your Best Indoor Cycling Experience

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Choosing an Exercise Bike & Improving Your Indoor Ride

Cycling through the great outdoors is great, no denying that. But let's face it, there are many times you just can't, or don't want to, ride outside. Well, indoor cycling, or stationary biking, is a great alternative for those days. Let's see...it's too hot, it's too cold, it's snowing, it's dark, can't find my sunglasses, out of sunscreen, etc, etc. The excuses and/or reasons are endless. Well, there are many indoor cycling options available, so you can stop whining and start riding!

Indoor Cycles & Stationary Bikes

There is a large variety of exercise bikes, including upright cycles and recumbent versions. This is completely personal preference as to which is most comfortable for you.

Treadmill Walking - Get Motivated & Stay Motivated

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Tips to Find Time for Treadmill Walks & Beating Boredom

Treadmill Exercise Benefits
Let's start with the basic benefits of treadmill walking.

• Treadmill walking is great exercise at any age.
• Treadmill exercise will improve your balance.
• Treadmill workouts improve cardio endurance -- good for heart health and longevity.
• Treadmill walks improve overall strength, including back and core.
• Regular treadmill exercise will help you lose weight and keep it off.
• Treadmill walking exercise is a great stress reliever.

Schedule Treadmill Time

7 Effective Exercises for Arthritis

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You seem to be restless all day and feel terrible pain during nighttime. It seems endless, the cycle of pain and immobility, not having the means to do the things you used to do and the stress and boredom that go with it. When you are tormented by the pain of arthritis, you most likely would long for some rest rather than exercise which seems to be exhausting and painful altogether.

It is a mistaken notion that exercise can further damage your joints. On the other hand, doing moderate exercises have shown significant impact in the overall well-being of patients suffering from arthritis. Patients should of course refrain from doing high-impact exercises as this may aggravate their condition. There are, however, a variety of low-impact or moderate exercises that have shown incredible benefits such as reduction of joint pain and the strengthening of muscles around the affected joint. It has also improved overall health and fitness by creating a healthy self-esteem, reducing depressive symptoms, controlling obesity, improving sleep, and boosting energy.

Skydiving Without A Sky

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Most people think that skydiving can only be done outdoors in the sky. However, with the development of technology, there is now an indoor rendition of the sport, which is done through vertical wind tunnels.

What Is A Vertical Wind Tunnel?

Vertical wind tunnels (VWT) are wind tunnels that blows up air in a column. This is actually a recreational wind tunnel that is most of the time advertised as "bodyflight" or "indoor skydiving". It's also a training tool that most skydivers use.

These wind tunnels can give people the ability to fly on air without needing parachutes or planes, simply by the force of wind that's generated vertically. The wind inside these tunnels generally moves upward at 120 mph, which is also a falling human body's terminal velocity, although it can vary from one person to another.

Why Risk Not Doing a Cool Down?

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A recently published article in the Health section of the NYT provided some confusing if not contradictory information about the best practice of going through a cool down after a period of intense exercise.

The article starts off by nearly dismissing the benefit of the cool down by describing it as something that is only "enshrined in training lore" and not really established by science.

The problem, says Hirofumi Tanaka, an exercise physiologist at the University of Texas, Austin, is that there is pretty much no science behind the cool-down advice.

The cool-down, Dr. Tanaka said, "is an understudied topic."

"Everyone thinks it’s an established fact," he added, "so they don’t study it."

According to the NYT writer it’s not clear what the cool-down is supposed to do. Some say it alleviates muscle soreness. Others say it prevents muscle tightness or relieves strain on the heart.

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