May 23 -- This week's assignment: Ride a Bike.
Fresh air, exercise, extra cash in your pocket -- you know the benefits of swapping your car for a bike every once in a while. But as the country gets more cycle-friendly, your trusty two-wheeler could become your default mode of transportation.
This week, forget all of your excuses -- "I'll get sweaty," "I have too much stuff to carry," "I don't have the right gear," -- and rediscover the joy of riding. Whether you pedal to work, to the store, with kids, or with friends, we've got tips to make it easy and fun. Today,
take the first step: Don't own a bike? Read our gear guide
to determine what type of bike -- and what accessories -- might be best for the type of riding you have in mind.
Already own a bike? Get it out of storage, pump the tires, and take it for a spin.Tomorrow, Tune into the "Martha" show
for more bike-riding tips.
Do you accept this week's assignment? Let us know -- and check back all week for more Action Plan assignments!
For more healthy strategies and previous assignments, return to the Action Plan page.