Posts tagged “cycling”

The Wandering Workout – Cardio

 

Map of run through Amsterdam

Sweating on an elliptical in a hotel gym probably isn’t what most people have in mind when they take off for vacation. Thankfully, you don’t have to, since there are a ton of other fun ways to fit cardio into your trip. In fact, you might actually find that you end up seeing a side of your destination that other tourists miss, because your run, hike, bike, or paddle takes you off the beaten track.

Try using Runkeeper to track your outdoor activities. Even if you don’t have cellular service where you are, you can still track your route using GPS on your smartphone. You can upload a map of your route as soon as you connect to wifi and share it with all your friends back home. They’ll all be so jealous when they see where you’ve been!

So get out there and go for a run around the city, rent a bike, or find out if there is good hiking in the area. It’s a great way to explore your destination and work in some cardio!

Monday Morning Fitness Roundup

Good Morning!  Here’s what’s happening in the fitness world today:Rooster

Take a day off, Lance.  For cyclists and other endurance athletes, recovery is key. [LA Times]

Where did I put my pitchfork?  Using a larger fork may help you eat less. [TIME]

“You are what you eat!”  Healthy living starts at the grocery store. [WYFF4]

Will training like a pro athlete help you live longer? [The Globe & Mail]

Rev up your metabolism by eating regularly. [Sydney Morning Herald]

Beat the heat! Don’t let the hot weather halt your exercise routine. [Starpress]

Zero-gravity fitness. Exercise’s effect on aging … in Space! [fitbie]