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Surviving Allergy Attacks For Cyclists

Ahhhhh - it’s spring-time once again. Especially for those living in northern climates, the weather is warming up, the snow is off the roads and it’s time to enjoy riding outside. But it’s also time for local flora to come out of their winter hibernation and re-activate seasonal allergies - here's some help.

How To Sleep For Better Performance

TOOLBOX: The pursuit of optimal cycling performance requires a careful balancing of training with recovery. While there are many aspects of recovery that are important, a critical, but often neglected component of recovery, is sleep.

Toolbox: Fighting Flu Season For Cyclists

It’s a razor-thin line that we as cyclists walk between being extremely lean and fit on the one edge, and the precipice of overtraining and increased risk of infections and illness on the other. Fighting flu season is critical through winter months, so here's some tips to staying healthy.

Toolbox: Safe Travel Medicine

Whether travelling internationally for work, vacation or athletic competition, it’s important to prepare ahead. Medical and health aspects to consider when travelling include: travel and health advisories, immunizations, medications, and jet lag.

Cycling Concussions: What You Need To Know

TOOLBOX: Sport-related concussions (SRC) can occur in almost all sport activities. However, the risk and severity of cycling concussions can be greater due to crashes at high speeds with only the protection of a helmet.

How To Avoid Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease For Cyclists

Toolbox: While feeling the burn of their leg muscles is the raison d'etre for most bicyclists, the burning of heartburn or gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not as welcomed, but something most of us have suffered through at some point.  Here's what you need to know to avoid it.

Toolbox: Preventing Cycling Injuries

As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. It is important to understand the pattern and epidemiology of injuries suffered by competitive bicyclists in order to implement appropriate injury prevention and treatment strategies.

Toolbox: Cycling Injury Prevalence

As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. The patterns of injury in bicycling are unique since exposures include high speed, obstacles like cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles, and unpredictable road, environmental and weather conditions.

Toolbox: Cycling Injuries Introduction

As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. The patterns of injury in bicycling are unique since exposures include high speed, obstacles like cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles, and unpredictable road, environmental and weather conditions.