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Everything You Need to Know About Shin Splints

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Everything You Need to Know About Shin Splints

How are shin splints caused? How do I heal my shin splints? Will Blitzu compression calf sleeves or compression socks help with my shins splints? At Blitzu, we receive many calls and emails from customers asking those questions. Shin splints are one of the most common injuries known to runners, however, it's both curable and preventable. If you're concerned about the health of those shins of yours, read on and find out how you can avoid having shin splints for the rest of your life.  What are shin splints?  “Shin splints” is a catch-all term to refer to pain on...

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10 Reasons Why You Need a Headlamp

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10 Reasons Why You Need a Headlamp

Gone are the days when the only methods we had of lighting the darkness were candles and lanterns. Welcome to a day and age where light is literally at the tip of our fingers. With just a flip of a switch or a push of a button, we can illuminate the world around us. Headlamps, while very useful and versatile, are unfortunately an often overlooked light source. If you think that these handy devices are only good for spelunking and the likes, you may not realize what you’re missing out on. Headlamps can be used for a variety of reasons...

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Ten great reasons to ride to work

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Ten great reasons to ride to work

1. Arrive happy Arrived at work smiling and refreshed, happy that you have spent some time in the fresh air doing something you enjoy rather than sitting in traffic in the car. 2. Stay fit Combine the ‘wasted’ commute time into a one hour keep fit session. 3. Take in the sights Being able to look at the sights and arriving at work with a glowing face and a feeling of achievement. 4. Feel the buzz The sheer buzz that you get from showering and being at your desk after ten miles of hard, fast cycling and the fact that...

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The Importance of Tail Lights

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The Importance of Tail Lights

  Cyclists often downplay the importance of bicycle tail lights in comparison to headlights. The headlights of a bicycle are required to be visible from at least 100 feet away while the red reflector positioned at the back of a bicycle merely has to meet very basic legal mandates. If a motorist is unable to see this red reflector, they may also not be able to see the bicycle which could result in severe bodily harm or even death to the cyclist. Numerous reports and articles exist today that discuss the dangers associated with new cyclists taking to the roads...

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7 ways to identify a fellow cycle commuter

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7 ways to identify a fellow cycle commuter

1. Eats a second breakfast It’s pretty common for people to eat breakfast at their desks (at my workplace, anyway), but the cycle commuter will nearly always tuck into a hearty bowl of porridge or granola on arrival – definitely a sure sign of someone who has just got off a bike.   2. Has a desk draw containing socks/deodorant/baby wipes Most people sort themselves out at home, but these items, along with hair styling products, shower gel and even spare undies are a sure sign that your desk buddy is getting active in the morning.   3. Checks the weather –...

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