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Exercise and Bone Density
After many years of riding, competitive cyclists can show a decline in bone density. Cyclists need to incorporate some type of "impact" exercise (ie., jumping sports, change-in-direction running) into their routine, too.

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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

Version 3.0 -- released in Spring 2017 -- offers more restaurants, over 6000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions. (NOTE: Version 3.3 was released February 2018.)


Today's Featured Topics

Expressing Calories as Exercise Equivalents
Several research studies have now validated that, when the calorie value of foods and beverages is expressed as "exercise equivalents," consumers do make lower-calorie choices. Knowing this information prior to ordering at restaurants could be a critical detail in maintaining a healthy weight! Read more...

Bicycle Seats
Riding a bike is great exercise. But, supporting most of your body weight on a bicycle seat (saddle) can definitely cause some medical problems. Manufacturers have come out with a variety of new designs in attempt to take pressure off of the body's center line. Read more about it in our review: "Bicycle Seats"

Do You Drink Enough Fluids Each Day?
Most people -- adults and children alike -- don't drink enough fluids. Everyone has heard of the "8 glasses of water a day" rule, but, surprisingly, that guideline was never based on scientific evidence. In February 2004, the Institute of Medicine published guidelines on this important topic. The recommendations will surprise you. Read about it in: "Nutrition Basics: Fluid Requirements for Healthy Adults"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "New Functional Training for Sports"
AUTHOR:  Boyle M
LENGTH:  243 pages
LIST PRICE:  $24.95

This is the 2nd edition of Mike Boyle's "Functional Training for Sports" (originally released in 2004). In the 2nd edition, Boyle updates his innovative and, in some cases, counter-intuitive, training principles. Do they work? The proof is in the results he has achieved with elite athletes! Read our review...

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