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Tag - cycling back pain

5 Reasons We Love Pittsburgh Bike Share

Photo courtesy BikePGH If you’ve been out and about around the city these past few weeks, you’ve probably seen these stations popping up all over town. No, those aren’t confetti cannons -- they’re Healthy Ride stations! Healthy Ride is Pittsburgh’s new bike sharing program. With 50 stations and over 500 bikes available for short-term rental throughout the city, Pittsburgh has become one of many cities embracing this new active model of public transportation. We couldn’t be more excited about it,…

Reduce Aches and Pains with a Proper Bike Fit

One of the primary reasons people turn to cycling is because it’s relatively low-impact, compared to other forms of exercise like running or weight lifting. Low-impact exercises like cycling can reduce joint damage, help you lose weight, and improve your cardiovascular health--but without a properly sized and adjusted bicycle, you may miss out on these important benefits. Whether you’re a competitive triathlete or just enjoy the occasional weekend ride, a properly fitted bike can also help you improve your pedaling…

Yoga Poses to Relieve Cycling Lower Back Pain

According to a study by the American Journal of Sports Medicine, back pain is the most common overuse injury among cyclist, with 58 percent of cyclists polled experiencing such symptoms in the previous year and 41 percent seeking medical attention for it. Indeed, cycling is one of the best low-impact cardiovascular workouts you can get, but after a few hours riding, even the most experienced athletes can feel discomfort in their upper or lower back. But according to Alyssa Dinowitz,…