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Karen Matthews has been a recreational bike rider for over 30 years and recently switched to a recumbent trike. She shares her biking experiences and fitness tips on her blog, Bat On Wheels

Latest Posts By Karen Matthews

5 months ago

Is Bike Riding Still an Option for Those Over 60?

If you’ve ever been asked this question, you know the answer is a resounding YES. For many of us, it’s difficult to imagine our parents on a bicycle in their 60s, 70s and even 80s. Luckily, things have changed. We lead much more physically…

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1 year ago

Don’t Hibernate This Winter! 3 Tips to Help 60+ Women Get Outdoors and Stay Healthy

As the colder weather and holidays approach, it’s tempting to hunker down, get comfy, and grab some hot cocoa and snacks for a long winter’s hibernation indoors. Wow, that does sound nice – and it definitely has its place…

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2 years ago

9 Easy Ways to Transform Your Fitness Routine After 60

Are you an exercise cheater? I know I am. Given the chance, I always opt for the easier-exercise way out – whether intentionally or not. I just tend to want to get it over with quickly. When I do sit-ups or some other exercise…

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2 years ago

5 Myths About Group Bike Rides That May Be Holding You Back

We’ve all been there. Fear of the unknown. Fear of looking silly. Fear of not being good enough. Fear of not knowing anyone. Have you been curious about joining a bike group – or any other type of group – but felt intimidated?

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3 years ago

7 Reasons Why Recumbent Bikes Can Be a Great Option for Those Over 60

When you consider recumbent bikes, your first thought, like mine, may be, “Those things are not for me. They’re slow and only for old people.” That is what I believed too. Until about a year ago, I was riding a regular two-wheel, upright bike and never thought…

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5 years ago

Get Fit, Have Fun and Make New Friends After 60

Sounds too good to be true, right? But in all honesty, it is possible. Exercise is much more fun when we can make it a social event – and if food is involved, so much the better.

Here are 4 ways to make new friends and get fit, simultaneously: Read More

6 years ago

Reliving the Magic of Childhood with the Wisdom of Christopher Robin

Do you remember the freedom and joy you felt as a kid? There were no schedules, financial issues or social media to worry about. Your only goal in life was to have fun. Read More