Tag Archives: Physical exercise

July 14

Exercise alters DNA

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013- Even a small amount of weekly exercise changes the gene expression of fat storing cells, according to a Swedish study published in the July issue of PloS Genetics. Everyone knows that staying active is good for health, but this is the first scientific study to show that exercise affects how the body stores fat at […]

June 07

10 ways to motivate to go to the gym

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013-  Summer is here and there is no better time to jumpstart your fitness routine. If you are stuck with a yearlong membership and can’t seem to find the motivation to go to the gym, here are a few tips that may help you out. As with any health or workout regimen, […]

March 08

Cycling to Beat the Blues, Guest post by Evelyn Pearce

Guest post by Evelyn Pearce How do you feel after a good cycle? If you got on your bike not feeling your best, the chances are that when you get off the saddle you’ll be feeling brighter, more positive and ready to face whatever the rest of the day has to throw at you. It’s […]

September 24

Ciclovía: closing major roads on Sundays for bicycle and pedestrian traffic

From my column at the Washington Times Communities: WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2012 – Every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm, 121 kilometers of main streets and thoroughfares in Bogotá, Colombia–a city of almost 8 million people–are closed to vehicular traffic to allow the city’s residents to bike, jog, roller-skate, skateboard, and stroll.  There […]