Cyclists and other exercisers who drape themselves in health monitoring equipment shouldn't be obsessive about the data. We're not all Lance Armstrongs. While these abundant technology tools may be useful, they can be motivating for the very committed and possibly distracting or demoralizing for others. Think about why you exercise and what's best for your mental as well as physical state, researchers advise.
Congratulations to cyclist Lance Armstrong for his 7th Tour de France victory. Riding into retirement, he sets a tour victory record. But perhaps his greatest victory is over cancer prior to his first Tour victory in 1999. Live strong and long, Lance!
American Lance Armstrong began the final week of the Tour de France today with a solid lead on the way to his 7th and final victory on Sunday. Meanwhile, a whole crop of Lance Tour de France blogs and fan clubs have grown around him and the race. Learn more how to support his Livestrong charity for cancer patients. Watch here for daily tour coverage all week.
The growing population of year-round residents in the Palm Springs area underscores what "snowbirds" have known for years -- it's a destination for health. Supported by dozens of spas and a major medical center, including the Betty Ford Center, the entire area has a year-round exuberance.
The famed Canyon Ranch health resorts are offering parent-child spa specials at both its locations for children over 12 -- in Tucson, Arizona, through Oct. 15 and Lenox, Massachusetts, through November 30, 2006 (except for the Thanksgiving-Christmas holidays this year).
On my second day exploring the desert in the Palm Springs area, I drove up to Joshua Tree National Park, nearly 800,000 acres of brutal terrain. The slow climb up Route 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) through Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree provided a snapshot of what it's like to live on the most hostile landscape in ordinary communities.
Desert Hot Springs, California, is considered to be the low-brow, anti-hip sister to Palm Springs. At the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa it's possible to experience to desert in a budget family hotel with 7 hot springs and a quality spa.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong sets out Saturday for his last Tour de France. He hopes for a 7th victory, and we do, too. Meanwhile, his "Livestrong" Foundation has raised tons of money and other types of support for cancer survivors, like Lance.
A Woman's Network is a new weblog that captures the juggling acts of all women -- especially the womantraveler who is on the go -- plus gives terrific resources for treating ourselves right in health, beauty, fitness, and shopping.
There's healthy food close to the NJ turnpike.