Instant Bike Nutrition
Depending on the level of intensity that cyclists ride, you can burn between 500 and 1,000 calories per hour. To keep your energy levels topped off, cyclists should carry easy to digest, high calorie foods with them at all times. High energy foods, such as nutritional gel packs and small boxes of raisins, can easily be stored in a bike bag which attaches to the bottom of your seat or in the back pocket of your cycling jersey.
Cross Training for Cyclists
If your regular exercise routine is becoming a bit stale, you might want to give cross training a try. Mixing up your regular exercise routine, by trying other athletic activities, will give you a total body workout. Try adding in activities, such as weight lifting, jogging, swimming, roller skating or walking, once or twice a week, in addition to your regular cycling workouts.
Stay Hydrated While Biking
Cyclists should carry water with them at all times while riding their bikes. Various water bottle holders are available which can be attached directly to your bike frame. Another option is to wear a hydration pack, which looks like a small backpack, on your back. Regardless of which hydration system is utilized, cyclists should take a sip of water approximately every 15 to 20 minutes, even if you don't feel thirsty, in order to stay properly hydrated. On longer, more intense rides, replace the water with an electrolyte solution such as MotorTabs, Gatorade, Powerade, or Accelerade.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva