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31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long

Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says you have to settle for the same bowl of oatmeal or egg white omelet …

Breakfast

Bayer heart failure drug cuts deaths in mid-stage trial | Reuters

(Reuters) - Bayer will move a heart failure drug into final-stage testing this year, boosting its ambitions in cardiovascular treatments after the experimental medicine showed a “striking” reduction in deaths in a mid-stage trial.<p>The logo of German drugmaker Bayer is seen in Leverkusen April 26, …

To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

Participation in sports by girls and young women has soared in recent decades — by 560 percent among high school students since 1972, and 990 percent among college students, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. Highly committed young female athletes now run track and play soccer, basketball, …

The 8-Week Training Plan to Ride a Century

Train for a 100-mile race with just three rides per week<p>A 100-mile ride is a milestone nearly every cyclist strives to reach. The roadblock for most of us is finding the time to prepare for a century. With only so many hours in the day, most of which we spend working and sleeping, ride time is …

The Benefits of Milk and Other Dairy Products for Cyclists

Does milk—and its product spin-offs—really do a body good? Absolutely, if you know what and how much to consume.<p>With so many mixed messages swirling around dairy, including some trendy diets that advise athletes to steer clear of it, we're left to wonder which is the better choice: ordering a …

Can Coconut Water Replace Your Energy Drink?

The science behind drinking coconut water<p>When I think of coconut – I think of basking in the tropics while sipping an exotic drink with one of those …

Nutrition

Improve Your Vision

Your eyes are as important to your riding as your heart—and a lot more vulnerable to the elements. Here's how to treat them right.<p>Jennifer Lyons has been commuting by bike to her job in Portland, Oregon, four out of five days since 1999. She rides a few centuries every summer and has done the …

3 Cycling Workouts to Help You Conquer Hills

Long Hills<p>1 of 5<p>For long hill workouts, Marritt likes sending her athletes to a hill that will take two hours to climb, with a nice 30-minute warm-up …

Off-season nutrition for cycling

What you eat now has a lot to do with how you will race next season. Food provides the energy and the building blocks you need to be fit and healthy …

How to Dress for Cycling in Cold Weather

Riding in the cold is more fun than it sounds—once you find the right clothing combination. Here's a guide to get you started.<p><b>65°–70°</b> <b><br>Start with</b> base layer; short-sleeved jersey; shorts; shortfinger gloves; socks<p><i>A shortfinger glove</i><p><b>60°–65°</b> <b><br>Add</b> arm warmers; full-finger gloves<p><i>An arm warmer</i><p><b>55°–60°</b> <b><br>Swap in</b> …