Low-impact bicycling is great for your heart and joints, but does little for your bone health.  Supplement your cycling with these activities for a stronger skeleton.  Shopping for a new treadmill?  Learn why scrimping on the dollars now can cost you more in the long run.  No budget at all for home equipment?  Great news!  No-equipment bodyweight exercises are surging in popularity.  Here are 50 exercises which you can start doing today!

Frame Work:  Build Bone Strength

Bicycling  – why is this such a great activity?  A big reason is that it is low impact, putting very little stress upon your hips, knees and feet.  But this is a double-edged sword, since low impact activities do little towards building a strong and healthy skeleton.  Learn what activities and foods you should add to your off-the-bike-exercise-routine to benefit your bone health.  

Bicycling Magazine

The Trouble with Cheap Treadmills
Purchasing a treadmill for home-use is quite a significant investment.  But before you scrimp to save a few bucks – read this article.  Yes, you can bring home a cheaper model, but it may last at most 1-2 years.  Move up to the next price break, and now you have a treadmill that is designed to last 10-20 years.  In the long-term, the more expensive model may end up costing you less. 

Runner’s World


Adding Strength Training Into Your Cardio Routine
Are you ready to add strength training to your exercise routine, but have no budget for home equipment or a gym membership?  No problem, because no equipment “bodyweight” exercises are extremely effective and increasingly popular.   Learn more and follow the links to a resource list of 50 Bodyweight Exercises that you can do at home. 

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Linda Hardcastle
Exercise Physiologist, BGI Fitness