Mike Rodel

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8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

Weight Loss

Meet Kubu: the charming quickly-built cube home

Interest in alternatives to traditional home ownership is growing every day. There is a movement towards living in smaller homes to be more cost …

Cycling fitness: 25 top tips to be a fitter rider

Improving your cycling fitness brings a number of key benefits: you’ll enjoy your riding way more, you’ll see new places because you can go further, …

Fitness

Take a Hike! The Best Mountain Hikes in the U.S.

How would you like to sit with your feet dangling over the edge of the summit of a mountain you just climbed? The feeling is one of success and …

See the Grenadines by Sailboat

<b>The sailing course</b><p>"Those are Cumulonimbus clouds. A squall is coming. In a second the wind can go to 30 knots." Captain Alessandro says with a tad bit of urgency in his voice. "We are going to heave to and you guys need to put a reef in the sail."<p><i>Heave to</i>? My mind races through the jumble of sail …

Sailing

EVOC celebrates Andean singletrack with special edition FR Supertrail Bolivia protector backpack

German bag maker EVOC says that the search for trails is a big part of what they do. That seems to make sense as they develop bike hauling bags and …

Bolivia

See how these designers made a small apartment feel bigger than it is

Finding an apartment in Shanghai can be challenging at best, and finding a large apartment can be even harder.<p>MoreDesignOffice took this challenge …

Interior Design

Cycling Nutrition: Big Fat Lies

Forget these diet myths for a proven, but surprising approach to losing weight and keeping it off—and riding longer and stronger than ever<p><b>ONE OF THE LONG-ENDURING TRADITIONS</b> at bike events of all stripes is the pasta dinner the evening before the big ride. After all, who doesn't believe in the …

Nutrition

Three-Bean Chili

<i>Hey! I’m super-excited to introduce you to one of my best blogging buds, Christin the gal behind Spicy Southern Kitchen who is going to be</i> …

Facts about The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, stretches more than 2,000 miles along the US East Coast.<p>The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range.<p>Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of …

Hiking

The Ten Best Winter Hikes in Colorado

<b>10. Lily Lake<br>Rocky Mountain National Park</b><br>This hiking trail is great for beginners — flat and under a mile round-trip. Rocky Mountain National Park …

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

Workouts

Nat. Geo Offers 10 New Trails to Explore in 2016

Still looking for a new challenge in the New Year? Why not let National Geographic Adventure help? The website has published a list of 10 long …

iPad App of the Week: Copied – Copy and Paste Everywhere

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every week. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon …

Apps

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 …

A Killer Core Workout for Cyclists Who Hate Crunches

Fantastic news for crunch-haters: doing this short core workout just once a week gives you the same strength benefits as doing it two or three times weekly.<p>This 10-minute routine will work the key muscles that can improve your power and endurance in the saddle. Do 12 reps of each move, one after …

Workouts

The 5 Best Exercises Every Guy Should Master | Men's Health

There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back then what I know today, I could have avoided a plethora of injuries along the way.<p>That’s why I’m sharing 5 specific exercises with you today. These are the key movements that should serve as the foundation upon which your general …

CNN

Ride Better Naturally with These 5 Drinks

Supercharge your workout with these tasty beverages<p>A sports drink won’t make you ride faster or longer—it'll merely replenish nutrients and fluids you lose while sweating. But there are other beverages that do have positive training effects. As you ride, sip water or a sports drink, but off the …

Muscle

Get Off Your Ass With Out-of-the-Saddle Intervals

How to train for explosive, standing power<p>Sometimes you just need to stand up midride to give—ahem—"fleshy bits" a break. But beyond restoring blood flow, there are performance advantages to letting your butt take five. Getting out of the saddle shifts your weight farther forward over the pedals, …

Cycling

28 Luxurious Indoor-Outdoor Rooms Photos

With warm days and cool nights come outdoor fêtes, gatherings around the fire pit, and afternoons relaxing by the pool. These outdoor activities are all the more enjoyable when you also have a few interior comforts to enhance the experience. These indoor-outdoor spaces from the <i>AD</i> archives, whether …

Dining Rooms

27 Outdoor Adventure Bags

These outdoor adventure bags are an essential part of hiking, camping or a nature exploration. Whether headed to the beach or the mountains, there …

The magical Elfje Sailing Yacht will take your breath away

Home » Jets & Yachts » The magical Elfje Sailing Yacht will take your breath away<p>The <i>Elfje</i> sailing yacht might just be a game-changer, designed by the …

Articles about inside 5 tiny homes all under 600 feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical …

Mad Men

Articles about budget friendly shipping container home costa rica on Dwell.com - Dwell

These eco-friendly shipping container homes allow three adult children to be independent while staying close to family.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Using shipping containers to create affordable housing …

Costa Rica

The best iPhone apps for task management

Nowadays people live extremely busy lives, often juggling all kinds of tasks at once. This can get confusing and sometimes things get overlooked or …

50 Healthy Meals Made Even Better With Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha (pronounced sir-rotch-ah or sear-raw-chah) is a bright red hot sauce that’s getting seriously popular. The paste-like sauce—named after Sri …

Healthy Eating

Shrimp House by UID Architects

Shrimp is a minimalist house located in Hiroshima, Japan, designed by UID Architects. The building is situated within the center of Fukuyama city, …

InterAct

National Geographic Travel