Topic: cities

Back to Fitness: Bike-Friendly U.S. Cities (And What They’re Doing Right)

Back to Fitness: Bike-Friendly U.S. Cities (And What Theyâre Doing Right)

Swapping your car for a bike (whether every day or just every now and then) does both the environment and your body a favor. But as we all know, a good deal of America was built around the automobile—which can make biking and walking to get around inconvenient at best and unsafe at worst. Luckily, we live in a time when people are beginning to challenge the dominant car culture—and our cities are taking note! We may not have the stellar bike culture of places like Denmark and The Netherlands yet, but better bike paths, city bike-sharing programs and other improvements and innovations are paving the way for a much more bike-friendly U.S.A. Here’s a look at 6 American cities, and what they’re doing to encourage cycling. More »

Afternoon Links: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Afternoon Links: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

• How much sleep do you really need? (YouBeauty)

•How to glow like J-Lo (Truth In Aging)

• 7 easy ways to be mentally fit (Third Age)

• Easy home office organizing tricks that work (Shelterpop)

• Try this Zucchini Cake recipe for your afternoon snack (Vitamin G)

• The basic ways we change (Your Tango)

• The sexy lingerie life we wish we had (The Frisky)

• America’s most (and least) walkable cities (That’s  Fit)

• How to grow lettuce all summer long (Organic Authority)

• How safe is a spray tan? (Well + Good)

• Mistakes in the bedroom: why you wake up exhausted (Fit Sugar)