Only 6% of people cycle to work in the UK

© Andreusk According to research by Hawk Incentives, provider of Cyclescheme in the UK, only 6% of British workers currently cycle to work Over a third (39%) of people say they would like to, but cite the distance (42%), the time it would take (35%) and fear of danger (34%) as their reason not to. However, with the average person spending £103.46 a month when travelling to work – cycling could be the cost-cutting solution. And in cities, such…

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Tired of the Treadmill? Give Your Workout a Boost with the Vertical Cl…

Climbing is a natural movement in the human body. It’s how we’ve evolved and lived since the caveman era. We’re built to climb, move and explore. Today, climbing is proving to be effective when it comes to exercise too. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy A workout on a vertical climber mimics the movement of climbing a mountain. It…

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How to sync all your fitness activities with Google Fit

There are many excellent fitness tracking apps, but the best ones tend to focus on a particular type of exercise, such as running, cycling, or yoga. If you’re the kind of person who likes to workout in a variety of ways, but you want all your fitness data in one place, Google Fit is a good solution. Here are some directions on how to sync some of the more popular apps with Google Fit, including Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic, MapMyFitness,…

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Tommy Robinson’s far right pals spread fake claims he’s in ‘solitary c…

FAR-right pals of jailed EDL founder Tommy Robinson have been spreading fake claims that he’s been locked in solitary confinement for his own protection. The Muslim-baiting extremists claim Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – has been hidden away following threats from other inmates. 1 Pals of Tommy Robinson claim he has been locked away for his own goodCredit: PA:Press Association Canadian media mogul Ezra Levant claims his hard-right pal is being kept in Belmarsh Prison’s High Security Unit…

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Novel imaging approach IDs CAD without the risk of a contrast agent

The researchers’ method involves tracking changes in blood flow in the myocardium after a stress test by measuring the magnetic properties of the tissue. They tested the approach first in healthy subjects, who underwent a series of baseline scans before they were asked to lie on their backs at the opening of an MRI machine and pedal an exercise bike. Within 30 seconds of pedaling, when their heart rate was elevated, patients underwent an MRI scan that measured changes…

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The Daily News | YMCA debuts new cardio equipment at its Batavia branc…

BATAVIA — The YMCA has new equipment some of which its members were able to start using this afternoon, some Friday. “We’re replacing all our spinning cycle bikes with brand new bikes, state-of-the-art. We got 15 brand-new bikes today,” GLOW YMCA Genesee County branch Executive Director Jeff Townsend said today. “We also replaced half of our Wellness Center cardio equipment, which we do every three years. Today’s investment is about a $90,000 investment in new cardio equipment for our…

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CEO on 6,500-mile charity bike ride stops at ‘special spot’ in Barring…

Cincinnati business executive Joe Motz made NeuroBalance Center in Barrington a stop Wednesday on his 6,500-mile bicycle trip around the country to raise $650,000 to help those with Parkinson’s disease. Motz began his Gearing Up for Good effort when he departed his Cincinnati-area home Aug. 2, four days before his 65th birthday. He’s on sabbatical for 90 days from his job as CEO of his namesake Motz Corp., which serves the natural and synthetic turf markets.                   …

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Motorized bikes: The rules riders must follow

Motorized bikes are becoming popular around Central Illinois as more and more people are interested in either getting back into cycling or as an alternate way to get around town. At Trek Bicycle Peoria they sell what are known as “E-Bikes” which require the rider to peddle but do have a battery pack for added speed. “You still get the exercise. If someone is looking to start commuting to work and doesn’t want to get super sweaty or have…

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Best Exercise Equipment for Home Workout

Introduction A true gym expert understands that exercises are classified into different types, according to their effect on your body. Aerobics works on your cardiovascular system, improves your heart rate and oxygen intake, reduces your risk of heart disease, and more. Strength building exercises are another type; these focus on increasing your lean muscle mass while burning calories and enhancing weight loss. Flexibility exercises stretch muscles and joints and make them more pliable. Based on this knowledge, when getting…

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Off-Road drivers still battling conservationists over access to Pinela…

Credit: Jon Hurdle A gate keeps off-road drivers away from the Jemima Mount site in Wharton State Forest. At the top of Jemima Mount in Wharton State Forest, it’s hard to believe that the thousands of acres of surrounding pine woods remain a battleground between off-road drivers, and the hikers, birders and horse riders who prefer to enjoy the land in non-motorized ways. The seemingly endless woods of New Jersey’s Pinelands stretch away in all directions, harboring birds, deer,…

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