Healthy Living

Cycling: Use Heart Monitors Wisely

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. Read more →

Lance Cycles for Tour Victory Sunday

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. Read more →

Desert Days: Joshua Tree and the High Desert

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. Read more →