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5 health benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of my feel-good foods. The scent reminds me of fall, my favorite time of year, and brings back memories of making apple pies with my mom, and celebrating the holidays.<p>While I’ve always been a fan of its flavor and aroma, as a nutritionist, I’m also thrilled to spread the news about …

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Small Changes, Huge Results

Some things are complicated—traffic jams, climate change, deciding if a Tour de France winner will still hold his title in five years. These tangled problems demand nuanced solutions. But finding bliss on your bike can be simple and, as these 11 quick fixes illustrate, transforming your cycling …

How to Ride Your Bike in Hot Weather

Your guide to staying cool and riding strong in hot weather all summer long<p>I grew up in the scorching west Texas city of El Paso, where people would often comment, "At least it's a dry heat." The truth is, any variety of excess warmth can sabotage your cycling performance if you're not ready for …

Cycling

Five Tips for Great Recovery Food at Home

Garmin-Sharp team chef Barb Grealish dishes on pro-quality nutrition—and shares five recipes for refueling right.<p>For years, pro cycling teams refueled largely at the mercy of whatever the hotel kitchen dished out. But in the past decade, nutrition became a central focus, as teams (and even whole …

Food

Eat to Ride

Three nutrition tips every cyclist should live by<p>Whenever I advise athletes about bike nutrition, I tell them that they don’t need a special diet to fuel performance. The one that’s best for health is also the one that’s best for strong results. If you want all your systems firing at 100 percent, …

Nutrition

Eat Like a Cyclist

Be smart about food to consolidate your gains on the bike. Here's how.<p>So you want to get fit and fast, and feel great? The riding is the key to reaching that goal, but your eating habits might need to change, too. Accounting for the food you take in is the necessary first step. Too often people …

Nutrition

Protect Yourself from Credit Fraud - Consumer Reports

In that type of identity theft, a crook uses your Social Security number and other personal information to open credit accounts in your name. If it …

Get the Best Prescription Cycling Sunglasses

Comprehensive prescription eyewear services from SportRx<p>After a lifetime of near-perfect vision, age caught up with me. It was time for me to wear prescription glasses. My diminished sight affected nearly everything I did, with riding a bike at the top of the list. Looking to correct my vision, …

Bradford

Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Maybe you haven't pedaled a bike since you were eight and need a nudge to start up again. Or you're still finding your way on a bike—but looking to get serious about dropping some extra pounds. Either way, this six-week blueprint is guaranteed to help you shed weight, get stronger, and feel happier.<p>…

Workouts

Nature's Cleanser

Get lean—and stay energized—by bulking up on fiber-rich foods<p>Adding more fiber to your diet is an easy way to stay lean, especially during the winter months when calories consumed can outnumber calories burned on the bike, says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, RD, director of wellness coaching at the …

Nutrition

Your Whole Body Tune-Up

Keep these 5 supporting muscles toned for a pain and fatigue-free ride<p>If you're like most cyclists, your legs aren't the first part of your body to call it quits on a long ride. Chances are it's your back, your neck, or even your arms. Use these moves to tune up the supporting muscles, and they …

Yoga

Make the Most of Your Trainer Time with These Indoor Cycling Workouts

Riding indoors doesn't have to be dull—and it can put you on the fast track to fitness<p>Chances are your typical indoor ride goes like this: Hop on trainer, pop in Season 4 of <i>Mad Men,</i> fight off trainer boredom long as you can stand it. But spending hours on the trainer can be overkill.<p>Indoor workouts …

Mad Men

How Calories Work

You eat, burn, and count them. Here’s how to master calories.<p><b>What They Are</b><br>A measurement of energy in food. Scientists estimate it using a formula that factors in a food’s macronutrient content. The key word here is estimate—things like fiber or how much a food is processed can affect calorie count. …

Nutrition

Lactate Threshold 101

When it comes to training, LT is the new max heart rate. Understand it, find where yours is, then raise it for better performance.<p>Lactate threshold is the glass ceiling of cycling performance—it's an invisible barrier that keeps you down. When you do crack through, the rewards are sweet.<p>"For the …

Cycling

Reach Your Ideal Cycling Weight

Find it, reach it—and stay lean for life<p>Behold the mighty pound. Each one has potential. To put raw power into your pedals. To outsprint the masses to the line. To ascend the likes of Mont Ventoux. But pack on too many (especially of the non-power-producing variety—in other words, fat) and they'll …

Fitness

Generation Wait and its Implications

For the first time in over 50 years, people -- especially young people -- are waiting, and it’s not necessarily by choice. Mobility for young Americans has fallen to the lowest level since 1963, according to latest U.S. Census Bureau figures, with many holding off on making any major decisions …

New Wave of Mortgage Trouble on the Horizon?

U.S. borrowers are increasingly missing payments on home equity lines of credit they took out during the housing bubble, a trend that could deal another blow to the country's biggest banks.<p>The loans are a problem now because an increasing number are hitting their 10-year anniversary, at which point …

Lactic Acid 101

We separate fact from fiction for this vital cycling fuel source<p><b>FACT:</b> It’s a source of energy. <br>Lactic acid, or lactate, is a chemical that your body produces 24/7, even while you’re doing nothing, says L. Bruce Gladden, PhD, professor of kinesiology at Auburn University. Its purpose? To feed your …

Exercise

Unbreakable

Avoid injuries with this bone-strengthening advice<p>"The negative consequence of a cycle-only exercise routine is the loss of bone strength," says Scott Rector, PhD, author of a recent study that determined that cyclists tend to have significantly less bone density than runners and weight lifters. …

Vitamin D

Roll Out the Kinks

The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you can pretty much do the job yourself—minus the harp music.<p>The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you …

Exercise

Student Loan Grace Period Almost Over? Get Ready

For many who graduated college in May, November is the start of something big: student loan repayment.<p>Subsidized and unsubsidized federal Direct and Stafford loans have a six-month grace period following graduation, meaning it’s time for May 2013 grads to pay up. (The grace period starts upon a …

Peaks Coaching: Strength Training for Cyclists – Transition Workouts

<i>Editor’s Note: Last Friday, Peaks Coaching published their monthly training article entitled Strength Training for Cyclists. It was good, but very</i> …

Core Values

Get faster with our midsection makeover—no crunches required<p>You probably know that a strong core is key to ­riding better. But you may be surprised that there’s more to your core than just abs, and that relying on crunches alone won’t do the trick. Too many cyclists forget the muscles that cycling …

Workouts

15 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Here are 15 tips from top experts, recent scientific research and our own savvy staffers that will turbocharge your training without taking more time

Florida State University

Don’t Buy the Hype: U.S. Remains World’s Safe Haven Despite D.C.'s Antics

Washington’s latest manufactured fiscal showdown has sparked fears that foreign investors like China will soon lose their appetite to gobble up U.S. debt.<p>Those concerns were bolstered on Thursday when a Chinese credit-ratings firm downgraded the U.S., warning a “default crisis” cannot be …

Borrow from Retirement Accounts for House?

<b>Dear Retirement Adviser,</b><p><b>Aloha! I was reading a Q-and-A about taking out a loan from an individual retirement account and an article about taking out a loan from a 401(k) on Bankrate. Can I take out a loan from either an individual retirement account or a 401(k)? My husband and I want to buy a house</b> …

Young Americans: Out of School, Work and Luck?

It’s no secret young Americans have faced an uphill battle post recession as the labor market remains weak and many face rising credit and student loan debt—and this struggle to start their adult life on solid financial footing could have long-lasting ramifications.<p>A new report from Opportunity …

Gen X Can Have its Retirement Cake and Eat It, Too

<b>Which generation faces the toughest challenge with saving for retirement?</b><p>Several recent studies suggest Generation X is in the most trouble. A Pew Charitable Trusts study found that Gen X hasn't saved enough, and in addition has accumulated too much debt to be on track for a comfortable retirement. …