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How to Lock Down Your Privacy in Your Fitness App

Who knows where you ran last week? If you’re privacy-minded, perhaps just you…and your running app. But our fitness apps often share more information than we realize. The Strava app, and now Polar Flow, have released maps that gave away potentially sensitive military locations.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Clip In Your Cycling Shoes Like a Pro

I know I’m not the only one with this problem. The first time I tried a cycling class, the instructor helped me get my feet, clad in borrowed cycling shoes, attached to the pedals. The second time, I was on my own, and spent two full songs smushing my feet against the pedals in the […]

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How to Keep Strava From Telling Everyone Where You Live

Sharing your running and cycling routes is the whole point of using Strava—you can see whether you’re the fastest in your neighborhood at climbing that big hill, or take on a friend’s favorite running route to see how you compare. But this weekend, analyst Nathan Ruser pointed out that the app’s heatmap of popular…Read more… […]

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Everything You Need to Know Before You Start Triathlon Training 

If you only do one of the sports in a triathlon—swimming, cycling, or running—you’re safe for now. But as soon as you take up a second, a thought begins to sprout in the back of your mind. What if I did a triathlon? it whispers. I would only have to learn one more thing.Read more… […]

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The Best and Worst Workouts to Do As a Couple

When I took a dance class with my husband years ago, the instructor told us that any couples in the class should split up and dance with others. “We have a tendency to say things to our partner that we wouldn’t to other people,” I remember her saying. “Like, ‘Honey, you’re doing it wrong.’”Read more… […]

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What to Know Your First Time at Group Cycling Class

Ready to try a group cycling class? You’ll need to set up your bike and learn how to connect your shoes, but once you’re in the saddle the instructor will tell you exactly how to work your butt off. Here’s what you need to know for your first time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Bike in the City, With the Bike Snob 

This week we’re tackling the topic of urban cycling. Our guests include Eben Weiss, author of The Ultimate Bicycle Owner’s Manual: The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists; Rosemary Bolich, the Director of Community Outreach at We Bike NYC; and Doug Gordon, better known…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tell Us Your Questions for the Bike Snob 

This week on The Upgrade, we’re taking on urban biking in all its glory and ridiculousness. Our guests are Bike Snob NYC and Brooklyn Spoke, two of today’s most fascinating and outspoken voices on cycling culture. We’re excited to talk with them about the best commuter bikes, if and how cities can get to Vision […]

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Use the “Dutch Reach” to Avoid Hitting a Cyclist With Your Car Door

As someone who lives in a city with a veritable ass load of cyclists, I live in constant fear of hitting one with a car door. But no more, for there is an easy way to make sure this tragedy never befalls you or your friendly neighborhood bike enthusiasts.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Sex, Poop, and Champagne Are Great, But Their Health Benefits Are Overrated

Welcome back to our health news roundup, previously What to Worry About This Week. We’ve renamed it to Dose of Reality because health news isn’t always giving you things to worry about. Sometimes it’s benefits, rather than risks, that are overhyped. This week we’re looking at studies that seem to hold the key to…Read more… […]

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