Back Pain!

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I am a Baby Boomer, and I’m discovering just how many cyclists today are Baby Boomers as well. Our generation is the first of generations that collectively believe in hanging on to our youth. 50 is the new 30, hah hah!

So it just kills me to think there are so many older cyclists out there with problems with their backs. Even the younger cyclists are beginning to complain about lower back pain. As of late there … Continue reading

What about Coconut Water?

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In the early days of coconut water marketing, all kinds of claims were stated and endorsed by celebrities and sports figures. From claims of curing cancer to just a great alternative way to hydrate. What are the facts about coconut water?

What is coconut water?

Coconut water is literally the watery liquid inside of coconuts. Not to be confused with high-fat coconut milk or oil, coconut water is a clear liquid in the fruit’s center … Continue reading

Cycling and Your Skin

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by Mikie Watson

The biggest organ of your body and probably the most under-appreciated is your skin. According to National Geographic, the average skin covers 22 square feet if measured up (that’s just over the size of a twin bed)! Why National Geographic would know this, is beyond me. Your skin is multifunctional and performs a host of important life critical tasks.

Your skin has an army of white blood cells ready to defend at a minutes’ … Continue reading

Hydration

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by Mikie Watson

Yeah, yeah, yeah, you’re supposed to drink water when you ride your bike; but how much water? What kind of water? What does it do? How does it help? What about before and after you ride? If you are anything like me, I struggle to drink enough water BEFORE I ride and in all reality, I’m not a big water drinker when I’m off the bike (this isn’t good by the way). I’m not … Continue reading

What’s your PH Balance: Alkaline or Acid?

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By Mikie Watson

Just finished a book (yeah, I can read!) by Dr. Theodore Baroody entitled Alkalize or Die. In it, he explains how excess acids in the small intestines can negatively affect that vital organ. I have posted some excerpts from his book here. I believe the book will give you a clear understanding of how alkalizing our body tissues can boost overall health and the health of specific areas of our body. … Continue reading

H2O2 – The Benefits of Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

By imtbtrails

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Winter is upon us and for many, that’s the flu season. Why is that? What makes the cold, and rain, and snowy time of year, the time to get sinus infections, head colds, and the flu? It brings an old question to mind, “We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t cure the common cold.”

Instead of focusing on “curing” the common cold and since that is most likely out of the control of … Continue reading

Protect your Knees

After 20 years of cycling I began reading tons of articles about my knees. I have gone through seasons of sore knees whether on the bike or off.
Nothing written here is from me. It is the gathering of terms and thoughts of professionals in the field.

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This is the best article I have read on knees that cycle . . . learn and enjoy!

By Dr Giles P Croft

Your knees can be irritated by the repeated motion of … Continue reading