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The Green Life: Green Fitness: Create Power

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January 13, 2009

Green Fitness: Create Power

Stationary bicycle Whether you're training for a marathon or just trying to shed a few pounds, this week's tips will help you go green while getting fit.

Tip #2: Use Machines That Give Back

Ed Begley Jr. isn't the only environmentalist with a stationary bike that powers his toaster. Members of Portland's Green Microgym also generate electricity during workouts. The Pedal-a-Watt device turns a road bike into a stationary that can generate 150 to 200 watts. Watching your budget? Use these instructions to build your own bike: part 1 and part 2.

Share your tips: How do you burn calories while staying off the grid?

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