Amber is passionate about living an active, healthy life and is dedicated to helping the community around her to do the same.
Amber loves to use her bike for her daily commute but a few things, like slush, hold her back in the winter. She doesn't give in to driving though, instead, she has a few tips for winter walking.
I’m a fair weather bicyclist and I have my reasons. Everybody does. Mine have nothing to do with cold temperatures and wind chills. In fact, the temps don’t seem to bother me. Guess I was raised (and brainwashed) to believe “there’s no bad weather, just bad clothing,” which many of my winter-biking colleagues agree with, right Carlos, Nick, and Veronica?
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Amber shares her personal story about her grandmother's struggle with diabetes as well as resources and information about this epidemic disease.
One of the significant people in my life that led me to work in public health was my grandmother.
How do you instill healthy behaviors in your kids? Amber says that it's easy and hard at the same time. But in the end, your kids are always watching you for signs of what to do.
As the mother of a nearly 22-month old (I hear you stop counting months at 2 years, until then I’ll continue to use months for my off-the-charts son) I am constantly amazed at how much he observes my behavior. Well, amazed and scared of all the bad habits I am not yet aware of he’s observing.
Amber's sharing her column this month with Alex Voigt. He recently biked 64 miles from from Faribault to a Twin's game at the Metrodome and encourages everyone to make a bike trip to a Twins game a "check-list" item.
By Alex Voigt
Successful family biking started with getting her husband to ride, but now Amber's riding with a toddler and a trailer in tow. See her tips and tricks for getting the whole family out for bike ride.
I really like riding my bike. Mostly I ride alone. Well, except when I’m pulling around a nearly thirty-pound toddler in the nearly thirty-pound trailer both to and from daycare, and for errands. Just over two years ago I convinced my hubster to become a bike commuter.
Summer is here and it’s hot! Amber shares her tips on keeping cool with kids and reminders on how to safely bike during these hottest days of summer.
Summer is here! I don’t remember the last time we had so many days with highs in the 90s and lows only in the 70s. What’s a family to do when it wants to enjoy some time in the saddle and steer clear of the heat?