Recaps of Bicycling, More and Muscle & Fitness Hers
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We are right in the middle of summer here and I am experiencing magazine doldrums here. Most produce July/August issues so it might be a little light on the review and recap side on my blog for the next couple of weeks. (Oh when do those September issues arrive already?)
Anyhoo—I did find a few that I enjoyed this month so let’s just dive into them today and have some fun, shall we?
Bicycling: September 2013
“Sugar Shock” According to the New York Times food editor Matt Bittman sugar being added to our foods is “the biggest public health challenge facing the developed world.” Bicycling magazine talks about how the sweet stuff will affect your rides and how to keep an eye on sugar and carbs.
“Take a Look” Loved this photo spread here which features cute bicycling fashions. (Yes, they CAN be cute fashion creators!)
“City Guide: New York City” Now you know I have check out the “Brooklyn Ramble” section which featured in this article!
“Southern Comforts” Have you ever heard of the “Tour d’Epicure” which takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains? It sounds totally amazing!
“The Basics of Shifting” Honestly, I wish someone would have given me this advice on how to shift into gears properly when I first began to ride!
Recaps of Bicycling, Fitness RX for Women and Prevention
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How is your June coming along so far? Me? I have been busier than a one-armed paper hanger but I am determined to get these recaps out to you. So without further adieu–I bring you my latest batch of favorite reads.
Bicycling: July 2013
“Bring the Heat” Bicycling offers tips to ride outside in this god forsaken heat and perform even better.
“Get Hooked” I am not much of a fish person (Salmon? No thank you!) However—this handy guide might me rethink my ideas on this food group.
“Sunscreen” Here we get all sorts of tips on how better use sunscreen while enjoying the great outdoors.
“Make Your Own Charity Ride” I know several friends who will refer to this article soon! Great information here.
“2013 Guide to Riding Everywhere” My neighborhood is about a thousand times more bike-friendly than when I first moved here which is pretty amazing. The same holds true across the U.S. and Bicycling’s editors find out who is riding out there, what they ride and how to survive the weather all year round.
“Revenge of the Nerds” The nerds are taking over the cycling world by using their smarts to outwit their competitors. Read here how Team ViaSat won last year’s Race Across America (RAAM.)
“Stunning Rides” The 2013 ‘Best Mountain Bikes” are featured in the July issue.
“Who’s Happier?” Commuters? Night Owls? Older people? You have to find out by reading this article for yourself. (I did suspect Bronze finishers were happier than Silver medalists before…)
“10 Ways to Chill Out” Inexpensive ways to keep cool this summer.
“I Lost 45 Pounds and Improved My Golf Game” Busygolf pro Karen Stupples talks about how she lost weight after making a few simple changes to her diet and lifestyle.
“The Metabolism Miracle for 40+” Preventionshows how you can keep the extra pounds away over the age of 40 (when most people start to experience a slower metabolism.) Also includes a workout to help build muscle tone.
“Her Second Perfect Storm” Honestly—this was my favorite read this month. Linda Greenlaw survived the real life Perfect Storm (the sailing tragedy was made into a movie in 1997) but this tough-as-nails swordfish-boat skipper (the only female in the U.S. to have that honor) found out adopting a teenager would be the hardest challenge of her life. Check out her books here: http://www.lindagreenlawbooks.com/
“My Year of Aging Backward” Writer Lauren Kessler decided to take a year of her life and devote it to trying to become younger through exercise and science. The result is her book My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging which I just might have to get. (Here is Lauren’s web site: http://laurenkessler.com/)