Category Archives: Health

What’s the Fastest Way for You to Become a Healthier Cyclist Right Now?

This article originally appeared in the Capital Bicycle Club Newsletter February 2014 Most of the recreational athletes that I know crave more time and flexibility in their schedule to take care of themselves.  I often hear that they don’t have enough … Continue reading

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Estimating Your Own VO2 Max and Your “Fitness Age”

This article originally appeared in the Capital Bicycle Club Newsletter December 2013 Endurance sports such as cycling, running, rowing, etc are all types of exercise where one of the major factors of performance is how much oxygen your body can transport … Continue reading

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Difficulty sleeping may be linked to your electronics…

Okay! I said it. Mounting evidence points towards the disruptive effects that backlit screens such as those found on iPads, tablets, and phones, can have on our sleep. Ironically, I first read about this small (but mighty) research study from … Continue reading

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What’s making your brain tick… or not. Another reason to rid diet soda from your diet.

Drinking soda has never been a big part of my lifestyle & nutrition choices, and I have lots of reasons why.  It doesn’t mean I won’t have an occasional soda, because I do, but they are certainly a rare treat. … Continue reading

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The Effects of Various Body Postures on Pressure in the Lower Back Disc

One of the charts that I saw as a young student in chiropractic school has stuck with me ever since… and for lots of good reasons.  It’s from a study that looked at how much pressure gets produced inside the … Continue reading

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Good Sleep Habits Contribute to Better Health

We all know someone who can get by on just a few hours of sleep each night.  For most of us, though, we struggle to fit in all of our work & family responsibilities, fitness endeavors, playtime and other activities. … Continue reading

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Sick of Sweets While Riding Your Bike? Homemade Recipes May Be Your Answer

In the beginning, cycling seemed to be the perfect answer to my sweet tooth.  Most of the bars, gels, and drinks that are abundantly available are sweet, gooey delights.  And, oh so many flavors!!  But, seriously, there comes a point… … Continue reading

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The Office Plants are 8 Years Old This Week!

One of my favorite things about the office is my plants.  I’m no green thumb, so the fact that they are even alive is a miracle unto itself.  Early on, I knew I wanted to fill the office with plants … Continue reading

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