We all know that riding bikes is great for our physical health. It improves cardiovascular fitness, reduces body fat, builds strength, and improves circulation. But what about our mental health? The link between exercise and improved mental health is not new, many studies over the years have made the connection the two. But as the body of research grows, it becomes clear that regular exercise – especially physical activity outdoors – should not simply be a supplementary metho
Whether or not we choose to act according to social norms is our own choice, but as the years accumulate and we become steadily older, there is a sense of having to leave play behind in order to become more serious.
Unfortunately we associate ‘play’ with childhood and so playing is considered childish. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked when I’ll stop ‘playing on kids’ bikes’ when I ride my BMX. It makes me laugh just as hard as when I’m asked how I’ll f
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STRENGTHEN YOUR STRENGTHS We live in a world that says we should always be working on our weaknesses but this just encourages mediocrity. For example: if you are not great at climbing,
By Jim Afremow, PhD You’re watching Rafael Nadal dominate at the French Open. He’s tired, he’s stressed, he might even be injured, and you think to yourself, “How can I be that mentally tough when it matters most?” You follow Lebrone James all season long and marvel at how he manages to ratchet up his play, game after game, and you think, “I would love to be that driven and dedicated.” We might not all have the physical gifts of Nadal or James but we can learn to think as the