exercise http://roadskater.net/taxonomy/term/2081/all en Inline Skating is a Good Workout http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-good-workout <p>An article from the passenger-side newsfeed... A website name of "Popsugar" doesn't encourage one to expect a lot of substance in its content, but here's a nice enough account of someone returning to skating as an adult and appreciating its fitness benefits.</p><p><a href="https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Inline-Skating-Good-Workout-44261781" title="https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Inline-Skating-Good-Workout-44261781">https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Inline-Skating-Good-Workout-44261781</a></p><blockquote><p><strong>I Started This Workout Out of Nostalgia, but Now I'm Addicted!</strong><br />November 29, 2017 by Brinton Parker</p><p>When fondly recalling my high school rollerskating days as a Sonic Drive-In carhop, I realized that I'd never once felt like I was working out when I skated; however, my body was in the best shape of my life (despite the fast food habit I was admittedly indulging daily). "Why don't I give that another shot?" I asked myself before diving into research about the benefits of skating.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-good-workout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/inline-skating-good-workout#comments Exercise 1900s 1990s exercise fitness inline skating outdoor http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1485 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:11:07 +0000 timv 1485 at http://roadskater.net Exercise! Sedentary Lifestyle More to Blame for Decline With Age Than Aging http://roadskater.net/exercise-sedentary-lifestyle-more-blame-decline-age-aging <p>Just spotted this one:</p><p><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/running-into-old-age/390219/"><em>Running Into Old Age</em></a><br />Ian McMahan, Apr 22, 2015</p><p>Quote:</p><blockquote><p>While some loss of strength is inevitable, the researchers found that older athletes who participated in exercise programs showed significantly more muscle strength that people of similar age who didn’t exercise. Maintaining muscle strength can be a key component of successful aging, as past research has <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18188658" data-omni-click="r'article',r'link',r'7',r'390219'">shown</a> that its loss in seniors is correlated to an increased risk of falling, a significant cause of age-related trauma.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/exercise-sedentary-lifestyle-more-blame-decline-age-aging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/exercise-sedentary-lifestyle-more-blame-decline-age-aging#comments aging exercise fitness http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1467 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 19:51:14 +0000 timv 1467 at http://roadskater.net Periodization and the Preseason - or: I Thought I Could Do Those Inline Skating Drills http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-preseason-or-i-thought-i-could-do-those-inline-skating-drills <p>So here we are in the Preseason, per <a href="http://www.inlineplanet.com/08/09/periodization.html" target="_blank">Rob Bell's Periodization article</a> I referred to for the <a href="http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-offseason-or-attempt-not-lose-it-all" target="_blank">Offseason</a>. This should be a six week block of low-intensity technique work (drills), and cross-training (if you like that sort of thing).&nbsp;</p><p>Just as I feared, the Offseason threw me out of my routine and into a <a href="http://roadskater.net/couch-and-invincibility-cartoons-depression-angst-and-triumph-plus-skating-and-biking-wind" target="_blank">funk-and-a-half.</a>&nbsp;So it's taking me some time to get into the Preseason groove. Although there is something alluring about having nothing to do for half an hour except focus on rolling on one skate around half the football field (paved track).&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-preseason-or-i-thought-i-could-do-those-inline-skating-drills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/periodization-and-preseason-or-i-thought-i-could-do-those-inline-skating-drills#comments Roadskater.net 2011 2000s greenways health 2010s exercise fitness free fun greenway inline inline skates inline skating outdoor outdoor inline speed rail trail recreation skate frames skating skating equipment speed skating training http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1407 Sun, 27 Nov 2011 00:55:26 +0000 eebee 1407 at http://roadskater.net Off the Couch and Into Invincibility: Cartoons of Depression, Angst and Triumph plus Skating and Biking Into the Wind http://roadskater.net/couch-and-invincibility-cartoons-depression-angst-and-triumph-plus-skating-and-biking-wind <p>Hello out there. Yes it's nice sitting with the laptop and reading all sorts of stuff, checking in with your efriends or ifriends, maybe even watching PBS or some awesome, enlightening movie from before you were geborn. And everybody needs some time off, but when you are tired of your time off spinning down the drain, let me repeat that there's something about the wind in your face when you're on wheels, or even skis or shoes.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/10/adventures-in-depression.html"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hxZcGAaWaDM/TqnEjbAJieI/AAAAAAAAGcI/IRciPf5lJZU/s400/sad2alt5.png" border="0" style="text-align: right; float: right;" /></a></p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/couch-and-invincibility-cartoons-depression-angst-and-triumph-plus-skating-and-biking-wind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/couch-and-invincibility-cartoons-depression-angst-and-triumph-plus-skating-and-biking-wind#comments InlineCafe.com humor biking bravery cartoons depression Earth exercise feelings hyperbole and a half invincibility moods skating triumph websites outdoors http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1406 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:17:20 +0000 roadskater 1406 at http://roadskater.net Burning the Calories Before Refueling? Should we be Exercising in a Fasted State? http://roadskater.net/burning-calories-refueling-should-we-be-exercising-fasted-state <p>We've talked about the idea of bonk training before, and I don't claim to know a lot, but know I have done it. Often it was not "breakfast" time, but for various reasons it was still over 6 to 8 hours, sometimes more, since the previous meal. This might have been due to odd work hour schedules or preoccupation with all sorts of things, but sometimes I showed up at the park to skate in a fasted state.&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Katholieke Universiteit Leuven </span> <div class="street-address"> Oude Markt 13 </div> <span class="locality">Leuven</span> <div class="country-name">Belgium</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="50.878498">50° 52' 42.5928" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="4.699822">4° 41' 59.3592" E</abbr></span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/burning-calories-refueling-should-we-be-exercising-fasted-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/burning-calories-refueling-should-we-be-exercising-fasted-state#comments 2010 Belgium (BEL) bonk training exercise fasted Leuven BEL skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1274 50.878498 4.699822 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 07:35:10 +0000 roadskater 1274 at http://roadskater.net Eleven Fluffy Reasons to Sort of Consider These Seven Dorky Sports: Inline Skating Beats Hula Hooping http://roadskater.net/eleven-fluffy-reasons-sort-consider-these-seven-dorky-sports-inline-skating-beats-hula-hooping <p>OK I made the 11 number up, and it is just to mock all the titles on health.com and so many websites, including this one sometimes, ha! </p> <p>Did I say <em>dorky</em>? Why yes, I did, but I only meant that this is how rowlurblayding (rollerblading for you search engines out there) is presented in the little media coverage we get (except maybe that for the Northshore Inline Marathon, which seems to get great, serious, fun stories each year).</p> <p>Here's a little fluff mentioned on&nbsp;the Pegasus Flyers inline skating (roadskating) list:</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/eleven-fluffy-reasons-sort-consider-these-seven-dorky-sports-inline-skating-beats-hula-hooping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/eleven-fluffy-reasons-sort-consider-these-seven-dorky-sports-inline-skating-beats-hula-hooping#comments Roadskater.net calories exercise fat inline skating skating websites http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1247 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 19:49:23 +0000 roadskater 1247 at http://roadskater.net Feeling Satisfied -- Taking the Long View http://roadskater.net/feeling-satisfied-taking-long-view <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; color: #000000; font-size: small;">Raise your hand if you can name the road that is paved with good intentions. I’ve taken that to mean that in most cases, my actions are far more important than my intentions or my words. But when it comes to my diet, I’ve learned that “intentional eating” is the single most important part of my success.</span></p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Cape Hatteras</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.224622">35° 13' 28.6392" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-75.530151">75° 31' 48.5436" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.224622+-75.530151+%28%2C+Cape+Hatteras%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Cape+Hatteras%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Cape+Hatteras&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/feeling-satisfied-taking-long-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/feeling-satisfied-taking-long-view#comments diet exercise weight loss http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1222 35.224622 -75.530151 Sun, 18 Jul 2010 20:55:47 +0000 RSNBiker 1222 at http://roadskater.net Tater Rides Again: Country Park and the Scotland Neck Country Roads Bike Tour http://roadskater.net/tater-rides-again-country-park-and-scotland-neck-country-roads-bike-tour <p>If your weight is keeping you on the couch and off your bike (or skates), I've got the ride for you. Thanks to the wide reach of the Tour to Tanglewood, an annual skating and cycling event that raises money for Multiple Sclerosis, I met a group called "The Taters" a few weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon when I was unpacking my bike to ride at Greensboro's Country Park. Roadskater and eebee were out of town and I was determined not to miss a chance to ride on one of the first sunny and very warm days of spring.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Country Roads Bike Tour</span> <span class="locality">Scotland Neck</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="36.129600">36° 7' 46.56" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.420248">77° 25' 12.8928" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=36.129600+-77.420248+%28%2C+Scotland+Neck%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Scotland+Neck%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Scotland+Neck&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/tater-rides-again-country-park-and-scotland-neck-country-roads-bike-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/tater-rides-again-country-park-and-scotland-neck-country-roads-bike-tour#comments Roadskater.net 2010 United States of America (USA) Country Roads Bike Tour fund-raisers Greensboro Country Park North Carolina (NC) cycling exercise Greensboro NC Scotland Neck NC weight loss http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1211 36.129600 -77.420248 Sun, 23 May 2010 18:23:22 +0000 RSNBiker 1211 at http://roadskater.net Lower BMI Makes for a Great Night's Sleep: Slimmer Body Mass Index Helps Insomnia, Snoring http://roadskater.net/lower-bmi-makes-great-nights-sleep-slimmer-body-mass-index-helps-insomnia-snoring <p>It's Day 71 of the Brain/Body Makeover and I've become one of those very annoying morning people. I've been in Bellefonte, PA, since Thursday evening, visiting my oldest and dearest childhood friend and her family. Their experience of me pre-Brain/Body Makeover was one of tip-toeing around in the mornings so as not to wake "Aunt M" from a deep and often loud (my brother says I snore like a farm animal) sleep. This morning, I was up before my alarm -- it was set for 7:15. I had my tea kettle on by 7 a.m. and danced around in the kitchen while I waited for my water to boil.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Bellefonte, PA</span>, <span class="region">Pennsylvania</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="40.913394">40° 54' 48.2184" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.778335">77° 46' 42.006" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=40.913394+-77.778335+%28%2C+Bellefonte%2C+PA%2C+PA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Bellefonte%2C+PA%2C+PA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Bellefonte%2C+PA&amp;state=PA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/lower-bmi-makes-great-nights-sleep-slimmer-body-mass-index-helps-insomnia-snoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/lower-bmi-makes-great-nights-sleep-slimmer-body-mass-index-helps-insomnia-snoring#comments Roadskater.net body mass index (bmi) happiness insomnia Bellefonte PA exercise Pennsylvania (PA) weight loss sleep snoring http://roadskater.net/crss/node/1210 40.913394 -77.778335 Sun, 23 May 2010 17:39:15 +0000 RSNBiker 1210 at http://roadskater.net American Tobacco Trail gets some press from Sunday's News & Observer (Raleigh) http://roadskater.net/american-tobacco-trail-gets-some-press-sundays-news-observer-raleigh <p>The article can be found at <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2766/story/1001947.html">http://www.newsobserver.com/2766/story/1001947.html</a></p><p>It speaks to cyclists on the ATT exclusively, but hey, that's active transportation in NC too, right?</p><p>I'm sensing that winter hibernation is pretty much over.</p><p> MikeB</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Durham</span>, <span class="region">North Carolina</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.912606">35° 54' 45.3816" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-78.934656">78° 56' 4.7616" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.912606+-78.934656+%28%2C+Durham%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=Durham%2C+NC&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=Durham&amp;state=NC&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> http://roadskater.net/american-tobacco-trail-gets-some-press-sundays-news-observer-raleigh#comments Roadskater.net 2008 greenways North Carolina (NC) active transportation American Tobacco Trail (NC) Durham NC exercise News & Observer (Raleigh) outdoor http://roadskater.net/crss/node/718 35.912606 -78.934656 Mon, 17 Mar 2008 14:21:43 +0000 MikeB 718 at http://roadskater.net Benefits of Inline Skating (Rollerblading), Roller Skating, Biking Over Organized Sports and Other Forms of Adolescent Exercise http://roadskater.net/benefits-inline-skating-rollerblading-roller-skating-biking-over-organized-sports-and-other-forms-adolescent-exercise Check this out! Meredith Cohn of the Baltimore Sun gets credit for a piece with a subtitle you can't beat:<br /><blockquote>Hopkins study finds that kids who skateboard or Rollerblade stay fit longer that those who play organized sports<br /></blockquote><p>You go, loosely organized but not by adults skaters... </p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/benefits-inline-skating-rollerblading-roller-skating-biking-over-organized-sports-and-other-forms-adolescent-exercise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/benefits-inline-skating-rollerblading-roller-skating-biking-over-organized-sports-and-other-forms-adolescent-exercise#comments Roadskater.net 2008 health adolescents adult cycling exercise inline skating roller skating skateboarding skating http://roadskater.net/crss/node/700 Thu, 28 Feb 2008 18:36:01 +0000 roadskater 700 at http://roadskater.net The New York Times Weighs in on Workout Music http://roadskater.net/new-york-times-weighs-workout-music <p>I love music maybe more than anything else, both playing it and listening to it. I always have something playing when I'm at my desk or reading or in a car, and there's an unplugged electric guitar leaning against the desk 18 inches from my right elbow right now, in case I hear something that I want to play along with. But I've never liked carrying music when I skate or run or ride a bike.</p><p><a href="http://roadskater.net/new-york-times-weighs-workout-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/new-york-times-weighs-workout-music#comments Roadskater.net exercise fitness music http://roadskater.net/crss/node/675 Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:17:56 +0000 timv 675 at http://roadskater.net Exercising Outdoors Alone: Should I Skate with a Gun? The Meredith Emerson Case http://roadskater.net/exercising-outdoors-alone-should-i-skate-gun-meredith-emerson-case <p>Great - now I have another excuse aside from exhaustion or the weather as to why I shouldn't skate in the evenings after work...the danger in skating, walking, running alone on a park trail.</p> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Blood Mountain</span> <span class="region">Georgia</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="34.739779">34° 44' 23.2044" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-83.936920">83° 56' 12.912" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=34.739779+-83.936920+%28%2C+%2C+GA%2C+%2C+us%29" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href="http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?addr=&amp;csz=GA&amp;country=us" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&amp;country=US&amp;address=&amp;city=&amp;state=GA&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://roadskater.net/exercising-outdoors-alone-should-i-skate-gun-meredith-emerson-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://roadskater.net/exercising-outdoors-alone-should-i-skate-gun-meredith-emerson-case#comments Roadskater.net 2008 guns Appalachian Trail (AT) Atlanta GA Blairsville GA Blood Mountain GA Chattahoochee National Forest GA Cumming GA Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area GA dogs exercise hiking Meredith Emerson murder North Georgia GA outdoor skating Pisgah National Forest (NC) safety Toccoa Falls GA Vogel State Park GA pepper spray personal safety http://roadskater.net/crss/node/668 34.739779 -83.936920 Wed, 09 Jan 2008 17:31:14 +0000 eebee 668 at http://roadskater.net