November 5, 2006

Stretching exercises and cycling

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Stretching exercises:This keeps the body firm and graceful. In the morning, it awakens the body, during the day, it releases the tension and stretching at night helps you to sleep.

Before you get up in the morning gently stretch first on one side and then on the other. Then get out of bed, with your feet flat on the ground and reach for the ceiling. Stretch one side, feel the pull from your finger tips to your feet, now stretch the other side.

Do this ten times. Now do the same stretch standing on your toes. Repeat it for ten times more, then let your body go completely slack.

Cycling: man cyclingRecent research on heart attacks has shown that cycling is one of the best forms of exercise. It can minimize the likelihood of giving you a heart attack by increasing blood circulation and exercising all the muscles of your body.
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  1. Surya3:43 PM

    If you have shin splints, do the toe against the wall stretch so you stretch the back of your leg and the shin splints won't hurt so bad when you first start walking!! The more you do on each side the less it will hurt.

  2. unknown4:50 PM

    40 minutes constant cycling is going to be good in any event. The upward movement of your legs can tone your legs and also your lower stomach..boosts your heart rate..idk

  3. Madhu9:25 AM

    Stretching is important for people of all ages! One of the greatest benefits of stretching is that you’re able to increase the length of both your muscles and tendons. This leads to an increased range of movement, which means your limbs and joints can move further before an injury occurs.

  4. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Cycling is becoming more and more popular due to its convenience, enjoyability and value as an exercise. The only downside is that it does require specialized equipment (a bike). Always wear a helmet when cycling to reduce the risk of head injury. Mountain biking is a great way to get some exercise and get out of the city at the same time. It is faster then hiking and can go where trucks cannot. It is a non-impact activity (unless you wipe out) and is very easy to monitor intensity.
    Here are a preformance tips to maximize your training time on your bike...
    • Try to keep your pedaling cadence (r.p.m.'s) high, especially on hills. This will reduce the amount of force you need to exert.
    • Make sure your tires are properly inflated. If they are too soft, you will have to work harder.
    • Be very careful when cycling around vehicles. They aren't always looking for you.
    • Standing up in the seat can give you extra pushing power by adding your bodyweight to the downward stroke of the pedal. This is especially useful on steep hills.


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