By Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Your maximum heart rate is the fastest your heart can beat and still pump blood effectively through your body. As you age, your maximum heart rate drops. This means that your heart is weaker and more susceptible to damage, and you can't exercise as fast over distance as you could when you were younger. How fast you can run, cycle, ski or swim over … [Read more...] about Tips For Keeping Your Maximum Heart Rate Up as You Age
By John Yoder Recently, I was sitting in the bleachers at my grandson’s baseball game when a teenage boy on crutches hobbled to a seat in the first row near me. He was walking by leaning on the top of his crutches, and as he sat down with some friends, he greeted them with the words, “These things hurt,” an obvious reference to the crutches. … [Read more...] about Should I Intervene – Or Not?
Today's QoW comes from Premium Member Dave Hersh (with an assist to Tyler Farrar; see today's News item about his retirement and statement about never again riding in the rain). Dave wanted to know what his fellow roadies thought about rain rides. (We really need to replenish our stock of Questions! Please submit you own QoW ideas using the Question of the Week Ideas … [Read more...] about Question of the Week