A study shows motorcycling decreases stress levels

Researched commissioned by Harley-Davidson takes a more in-depth look at individuals mental state and the effect of motorcycle riding. UCLA recently released a study that confirms the internal mantra which bikers have been singing for years, motorcycle riding helps decrease your stress levels. You can expect the same level of benefit that exercise gives. For example, it leads to a decrease in cortisol levels. The neurobiological study was produced by a research team UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human…

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How to get the most out of your gym membership, according to a sports …

CrossFit, circuit training, group exercise, functional training, resistance training, cardio training. Feeling dizzy yet? Never before have there been so many structured activities at the gym vying for your attention. Simply idling into the gym and heading for the recumbent bike seems very old fashioned. More choice, however, is not necessarily a good thing – and the gym floor, with all of its complex equipment and confident lycra-clad inhabitants, can be a daunting place. While my work with athletes…

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Looking back, looking ahead |

We were saddened to learn of the deaths in 2018 of people we were fond of. Two of them were avid striped bass fishermen. We swapped stories. I fished with one of them; the other angler I never met. I first bumped into Sandy MacKinnon early one morning while walking the beach at the southern tip of Saco, Maine. The Bondville resident was fishing for striped bass at low tide so I stopped to ask him if he ever…

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South Africa: Gym Membership – How to Get the Most Out of It, Accordin…

By Neil Gibson Finally, go where you’ve always feared to tread at the gym with these four tips. CrossFit, circuit training, group exercise, functional training, resistance training, cardio training. Feeling dizzy yet? Never before have there been so many structured activities at the gym vying for your attention. Simply idling into the gym and heading for the recumbent bike seems very old fashioned. More choice, however, is not necessarily a good thing – and the gym floor, with all…

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Bunbury Regional Art Galleries encouraging a different view

Art lovers are being encouraged to strap on their helmets and hop on their bicycles for Saturday’s family-friendly art bike tour as part of Bunbury’s Summer School series. The hour and a half-long tour kicks off at 8:30am from Bunbury Regional Art Galleries and will take cyclists on a journey to view some of the city’s lesser-known public art. Event organiser Amber Norrish said the event was an opportunity for the community to witness the vast display of public…

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Mountain Bike Market 2019 | Top Industry Manufacturers Analysis Foreca…

Mountain Bike Market Report 2023 This report on Global Mountain Bike Market details about the market size, market growth rate and global forecast for the next five years i.e. 2023. The report is a complete analysis assessing the pricing trends, market consumption and sales forecasts. This study covers the competitive landscape by profiling the major market players. The vital information of the market is collected through authentic sources and reviewed by industry experts. A mountain bicycle or mountain bike…

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ASP to offer first ‘Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride’ | News

RED HOUSE — Biking enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy a new winter activity at Allegany State Park, beginning Friday, as the park’s Environmental Education and Recreation Department hosts the first “Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride.” “Recently, we have been exploring new recreation programming ideas here at Allegany State Park,” said Assistant Regional Director Thomas Livak. Riders participating in the free event should meet at the Red House Administration Building at 6 p.m. to check in at…

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Is high-intensity interval training (HIIT) the most efficient way to w…

Modern life has a way of making us feel time-crunched and under pressure to find the most efficient ways of using the precious hours when we’re not working or sleeping. The trendy fitness regimen called high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is the embodiment of this feeling. HIIT promises the best workout in the least amount of time. Runners have used interval training for more than 100 years, alternating between sprints and jogging to improve their endurance. But HIIT didn’t…

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Looking beyond the conventional car

WASHINGTON — When Sheryl Connelly was growing up in Metro Detroit, she worried that the ease of newfangled power steering was going to lull Americans into oblivion. “I had this vision as a little girl that there’d be a bunch of drivers that were sleeping behind the wheel,” said Connelly, the in-house futurist for Ford Motor Co. Prediction is perilous work, and that scenario failed to come to pass (though the November arrest of a sleeping California driver in…

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Fun ways to get fit when it’s frigid outside

Despite our best intentions, it’s hard to get moving in winter. Freezing temperatures, accumulating snow, and short days conspire to keep us inside by the fireplace, hot chocolate in hand. The long, dutiful workouts can wait. Then we think, “What’s happened to us?” How did we allow ourselves to become so sedentary? Maybe it’s time to put the fun back into our exercise routines. Gyms and fitness centers offer various classes designed to keep us moving, from spin to…

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