"Starting is the hardest part." We've all heard this idiom, right? However, for many of us, this does not apply—especially in the category of fitness. Nearly everyone I've known in my life has started toward some fitness goal. Many of them have started several times. Far fewer have sustained their journeys over time. ON MOTIVATION … Continue reading Ditch Goals to Create a System of Sustainable Motivation
Losing weight—fat, specifically—is a common goal for many, especially as summer approaches. Being within a normal weight range not only allows you to look good, boosting confidence, but also staves off potential health concerns; obesity is linked to increased chances of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, among other issues. Getting healthy is always an admirable … Continue reading What’s More Important When Losing Weight: Diet or Exercise?
Caffeine. Have you heard of it? Many of us consume this precious resource daily, often via coffee or tea, and increasingly via energy drinks and supplements. Regardless of how you get caffeine into your system, the effect is the same: this central nervous system stimulant is best known for increasing alertness. That alone is reason … Continue reading Coffee Crazy? The Curious Case for Consistent Caffeine Consumption
The Rider was written by Tim Krabbé in 1978. Although not translated to English for decades after, it is now considered a must-read among cyclists. One review for British daily The Guardian went so far as to suggest that "nothing better is ever likely to be written on the subjective experience of cycle-racing." (Madly enough, this … Continue reading Five Quotes from Tim Krabbé’s “The Rider” Every Athlete Can Learn From
I have long been a fan of two-wheeled machines. I learned to ride young and grew up hopping through parks in my hometown on a BMX bike. But I had never considered cycling for fitness or as a sport. It was just a method to get from Point A to Point B faster than walking. … Continue reading Why You Should Buy a Road Bike—Even If You Already Own Two Wheels