Archive for 'Health'

Detox – The Beginning of a Better Us

Detox – The Beginning of a Better Us

by Whitney Stanley, Special to GroupTrails. We all have a moment when a light bulb shines bright above our heads and we wonder – why didn’t I think of that before? In that moment, one thinks [...]

10 Tips for Great Dental Health

10 Tips for Great Dental Health

by Dr. Perdita Jay Fisher, DMD, Special to Grouptrails We’re well into the new year and you’ve probably already tanked half your list of New Year’s resolutions. If you are like most people, this list probably [...]

Possible Dangers of Sunscreens

Possible Dangers of Sunscreens

by Dr. Mary Shackelton. Special to GroupTrails. This year more than 1.3 million skin cancers will be detected in the United States. Of those, 7300 will be fatal. We must be careful to employ new methods [...]

Your Digestion

Your Digestion

by John Lewis, Bad Ass Vegan. Special to Grouptrails. Were you aware that digestion takes over 50% of our daily metabolism? A majority of the energy and fluids used in the digestive process are supplied through [...]

7 Common Stretches

7 Common Stretches

Friday’s cycling trip was a blast!  You cycled 10 miles. The landscape was beautiful.  The weather was flawless. The next day you awake in agony.  Your muscles are stiff as a board. Tightness paralyzes your thighs, [...]

Cycling to Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

Cycling to Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

by Dorian Jones, Dietician Special to Grouptrails. Each New Year’s Eve many make the promise to go down a dress size or two, eat less and exercise more. Whether it is for health reasons or for [...]

Protect that Nugget, the Importance of Bike Helmets

Protect that Nugget, the Importance of Bike Helmets

Deeply embedded in the ego of even the most seasoned cyclist is an air of invincibility. We tell ourselves:  “I’ve ridden for years without a bruise.  My keen judgment and quick reflexes are enough avert any [...]

Vegetarianism – Eating to Live

Vegetarianism – Eating to Live

By Kristeen Uzoh Special to Grouptrails. The reasons people embrace a vegetarian lifestyle are varied. Some make the choice for religious reasons. Others object to the brutal methods of raising farm animals. But perhaps the best [...]

What’s in Tap?

What’s in Tap?

By Kristeen Uzoh, Special to Grouptrails. Ever wonder what lurks in that glass of water from your faucet? The answer may startle you. Truth is, there is a hoard of harmful chemicals and solvents exiting your [...]

Water – Get Some

Water – Get Some

The single most important rule to remember when cycling is to stay hydrated. In fact, drink water even when you’re not thirsty. Water keeps the body from becoming dehydrated. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more [...]