Archive for January, 2018
Approximately 36 million Americans over the age of seven rode their bikes six times or more in 2015. But bicycling is traditionally thought to be an activity performed in the spring, summer, and fall. Even if you’re a seasoned cyclist, you might be under the impression that you can’t ride in winter. But the truth is that it can be done — and it’s a great way to keep your fitness levels up during the colder months. You’ll certainly need to take precautions to ensure your safety, but riding your bike in winter can be a lot of fun. Here are some expert tips to help you do it correctly.
Remember To Layer Up
Cold temperatures require proper clothing, particularly where your extremities are concerned. Nothing will derail a winter ride faster than cold feet and hands. However, you shouldn’t have too much extra clothing on, either. It’s best to start out with a warm base lawyer with a couple of pieces you can layer on or take off as needed. A good rule of thumb: if you feel warm and toasty when you step outside, you have too much on. Experts recommend you should feel a little bit chilly before you start to ride — not so much that you’re uncomfortable, of course, but since you’ll warm up when you start cycling, you’ll want to plan ahead.
Don’t Use Your Primary Bike
A lot of cyclists believe that they need to get all new gear when they ride in winter. They might get a bicycle with thicker tires and equip it with a brand new carbon fiber bike saddle and other new components. The problem is, winter weather is really tough on bikes. If you don’t want to risk doing damage to the bike you use most often, you might want to consider taking out another that you’ve kept in storage. That said, you may benefit by switching out the saddle for one of the most comfortable bike seats on the market and equipping your bike with a pair of studded tires to use in icier conditions.
Perform After-Ride Maintenance Every Time
Purchasing the proper bike equipment is important, of course. But once you figure out which types of bike saddles and other equipment will best serve you, you’ll need to maintain them. You won’t have to worry too much about cleaning your carbon fiber bike saddle, but you will need to be concerned with how the snow, slush, dirt, and salt impacts the other parts of your bike. If you aren’t careful, that debris can cause rust and corrosion. Therefore, you’ll want to wipe down your bike, if not wash it, immediately after every ride. We wrote a post on how to properly clean your bike, which you’ll definitely want to check out if you plan to ride this winter.
Make Sure To Hydrate (And Insulate)
We make a big deal out of staying hydrated in the summertime, but it’s just as important (or maybe even more so!) to do so in the winter. Cold air holds even less moisture than warm air, and you’ll still work up a sweat during those winter rides. Invest in an insulated water bottle to ensure your water doesn’t freeze during the trip. And although coffee will dehydrate you, a hot cuppa or some warm broth will sure be nice when you’re feeling the freeze.
See And Be Seen
Remember that daytime hours are shorter and the light is often a bit dimmer in general. Road safety should always be a concern, but you’ll want to take extra precautions in winter. Along with your carbon fiber bike saddle, equip your bike with a powerful bike light on the front and back, plus reflectors. You can even bring a rechargeable light for those “just in case” moments. By making sure you can see and be seen, you could prevent a major accident and subsequent injury.
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Going to an emergency room in hospital can be a scary to contemplate. You might worry about what will happen or what the ask the doctors. Read on to get answers to your questions about what to expect in an emergency room in hospital:
What’s the Emergency Room For?
It’s really important that the emergency room in hospital be kept clear for genuine emergencies. Emergency care is for things like treating accident victims, not for treating colds or sprains. Since 85% of urgent care centers are open all the time and four out of five of them will even provide care for fractures, it’s usually possible to get
Urgent care centers are quickly becoming a recognized and appreciated model of medical care. Yet, many people are still confused as to exactly what urgent care centers provide. What symptoms does urgent care treat? The list is actually quite exhaustive, but these are some of the most common medical symptoms seen in urgent care centers.
Twists and sprains
Most people have experienced a twist or a sprain at some point. You probably did not run to your primary physician or the local emergency room immediately. Instead, you probably wrapped it up, made the decision to stay off of it, and hoped that it would get better. If it did, you went back to your regular activities. If the pain or swelling did not subside, you might have scheduled an appointment with your primary physician. What if yo
There are many statistics about urgent centers that are worth noting at the start of this article. They involve the number of physicians who practice Urgent Care Medicine today, the number of urgent care centers that are open seven days a week, the most common diagnosis in an urgent care center, and the different illnesses and ailments they treat.
- There are currently 20,000 physicians who practice Urgent Care Medicine today.
- Eighty-five percent of urgent care centers are open seven days a week.
- The most common diagnosis in an urgent care center was upper respiratory condition, and the most common procedure was wound repair in 2012.
- Four out of five urgent care centers provide fracture care.
There are many ailments that afflict those who seek treatment
The news of your father’s death was devastating. Although he was 81 years old, he had lived a very healthy and active live and had enjoyed the time that he spent with his grandchildren.
The morning that he slipped when he walked outside to get the newspaper, however, took a very unexpected turn for the worse. When your father came in the house he told your mother what had happened, but that he felt fine. And while your mom tried to get him to go into the doctor for a check up, your father insisted that all was good. Three hours later, though, when your mom went in to the bedroom to check on him, your father was unresponsive. And while your mom called the ambulance, the drivers and medics indicated that there was nothing they could do.
You would later find out that because he was on blood thi
Making the decision to have bariatric surgery can be hard. The recovery from any of the bariatric surgeries can be hard and take longer that you think it should. The good news is that you can do things to make the process go better. From finding the right rehabilitation center to knowing when to ask for help, you can get through the recovery to lead a better life.
1. Start walking as soon as you can.
This is going to feel wrong for just about a thousand reasons. When you are at the hospital and later at the rehabilitation center, you need to walk as much as you can. It will be hard at first but it will get easier. There are a nu
Taking romantic vacations is very popular in the United States. In 2016, at least 24% of millennials around the country took at least one romantic trip, according to a survey conducted by the AARP. If you are looking for a getaway where you can enjoy outdoor dining, couples massage and other options for a couples trip, there are some ways you can plan your time away to have the best time. Here are some tips from professional travel agents:
- Try to plan your trip during the off season. Some of the places around the world that are most often associated with romance become a lot less enjoyable during peak tourist seasons. While a gondola ride through Venice may be great, waiting in line for an hour is not. When you are
Part of being a parent often means caring for a sick child. It’s understandable to wonder where to seek treatment when your child becomes sick. Unfortunately, many parents make the mistake of taking their children to the ER when it would have been better to visit an urgent care center. In fact, statistics gathered from a private study conducted by Millman found that 44 to 65% of emergency room episodes could have been treated at an urgent care clinic. With that in mind, here are four common reasons parents take their children to urgent care centers.
- Allergy Treatments
Many children suffer from allergies throughout certain times of the year. Considering that, there are other times where certain foods or situations increase the symptoms of allergies. When your child is suf