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For a smooth ride ...Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things
You'll Need
Horse Riding Lessons
Horses
Horse Reins
Riding
Boots
Riding Helmets
Saddles

Mount your
horse (see the Related eHow for details).
Gather the reins toward
you, gently taking up the slack.
Squeeze both legs against the
sides of the horse, behind the girth (the strap under the horse that
fastens the saddle securely).
Push your hips forward as you squeeze
your legs.
Relax the pressure of your legs when the horse responds
and move your hands slightly forward to prevent jerking on the horse's
mouth.
Relax and follow the movement of the horse as you sit tall
in t

Short-distance running is a fun, time-efficient way to exercise
regularly while building muscle mass in your
legs.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Things You'll
Need
Running Clothes
Running Shoes
Running Watches
class="error">Warm up with a short walk and a brief run or jog,
followed by light stretching of the major muscle groups.
Find a
flat stretch of ground at least 100 meters long, preferably
longer.
Mark a spot in the distance, either mentally or visually,
and begin running as fast as you can toward that spot.
Raise your
knees as high as you can with each step (think of your legs as two
pistons pumping vigorously).
Pump your arms hard, but
A good jogging regimen clears the head and gets the blood flowing
after those long hours at work or school.Difficulty:EasyInstructions
Things You'll Need
Athletic Socks
Running Clothes
Running
Shoes
Stopwatches

Begin running at a slow
pace.
Raise your knees with each step.
Land on your heel and
push off for the next step with the ball of your foot.
Keep your
arms relaxed and bent at no less than a 90-degree angle, and swing
them gently by your sides with each step.
Swing each arm in tandem
with the opposing leg.
Keep your hands cupped but loose.
Breathe
easily and deeply and keep your head up.
Tips & WarningsSet a
time limit

An old-fashioned pair of cotton sweats is more ideal for watching TV
than hitting the road. Take advantage of the new fabrics on the market
and you'll be better prepared to exercise in various
conditions.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll
Need
Gloves
Athletic Socks
Baseball Caps/hats
Children's
T-shirts
Headbands
Running Shoes
Sun
Visors
Sweatshirts
Warm Jackets

Cold Weather
ClimateChoose socks that fit well and can wick away moisture.
Wear
a top of synthetic fibers such as polyester to wick moisture away from
the skin.
Choose Lycra tights or loose pants in a cotton/polyester
blend.
Add a layer of insulation with a long-sl

There's a lot riding on your feet when you run. A well-designed,
comfortable pair of shoes can prevent injury and make running more
enjoyable.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll
Need
Athletic Socks
Running Shoes

Dip a bare
foot into water and step on a piece of paper placed on a hard
surface.
Trace the outline of your foot with a pen.
Look at the
imprint left by the arch of your foot. If you have flat feet, you're
probably an over-pronater. A medium arch indicates neutral pronation,
and a high arch says supination (under-pronation).
Go to a
specialty running or sports store late in the day or after a
run.
Wear the socks you normal

You're not just training your legs and lungs - you're also getting
used to spending lots of time on a bicycle seat. Even if you're in
shape, hours of riding will make your body sore if you aren't
prepared.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll
Need
Padded Bicycle Shorts
All-purpose Bike Tools
Bicycle
Helmets
Bike Pumps
Biking Gloves
Full-suspension Mountain
Bikes
Gel-cushioned Bicycle Saddles
Hybrid Bikes
Mountain
Bikes
Panniers
Touring Bike

Become
acquainted with your bicycle. Ride in a low-traffic area for one hour
at a comfortable pace. Shift gears, step into and out of the pedals at
intersections and ride with your hands

Take the extra time to plot out your bike tour, and your journey down
the road will be much more enjoyable.Difficulty:Moderately
EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Padded Bicycle
Shorts
Maps
Travel Guides
All-purpose Bike Tools
Bike
Pumps
Bikes
Gel-cushioned Bicycle Saddles
Panniers
Touring
Bike

Get an updated road map, a topographic map
and weather information for the area you intend to tour.
Decide how
far you're comfortable riding each day, keeping in mind that you'll be
riding for several consecutive days.
Decide whether you'll camp or
stay in hotels, and make appropriate reservations.
Arrange for a
friend to accompany you i

How to Mountain Bike Uphill. If you're mountain biking, chances are
you'll come into contact with a rather steep hill. Rather than turning
the bike around and heading the other way, follow these steps and take
on the challenge.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll
Need
Biking Shorts
Sunglasses
High-energy Snacks
CamelBak
Hydration Systems
Bicycle Helmets
Biking Gloves
Biking
Shoes
Mountain Bikes
Sweatproof Biking Jersey
class="error">Riders in mountain bike raceClive Brunskill/Getty Images
Sport/Getty ImagesPractice on gradual ascents before you try a steep
climb. Shift into a low gear, and experiment until you know which
gears feel comfortable

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