Fitness & Nutrition

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In the year leading up to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Martin Reader had never been stronger. For good reason. The Vancouver Island-born beach volleyball player was jockeying for a chance to represent Canada at the games. “In the off-season...
The weather isn’t ideal for anything in shoulder season. It isn’t cold enough for snow sports or warm enough for water sports. Hiking trails are coated in mud and, in places, closed altogether. So how can you stay fit and...
One of the most common and annoying injuries hikers suffer on the trails are red, angry, swollen blisters. Luckily, they are also easily avoidable. Consider the below information to avoid getting blisters on long hikes. Most of us understand that new...
It’s fall, and you know what that means: back-to-school, the waning of hiking season and the common cold. If you’ve got autumn ambitions of crisp paddles and crunchy hikes, you don’t have time for a runny nose. While autumn is traditionally...
When I broke my back snowboarding in France, the physiotherapist told me I'd likely never carry a backpack again. Ironically, I'd been backpacking through Europe for the past six months, carrying over 50 pounds in a 65-litre bag on my back.
We are all animals, and I mean that more as a compliment to animals than an insult to humans. But we seem to have forgotten it. For the vast majority of our 200,000-year “human” history, we lived on the land...
I don’t know about you, but I get hungry on outdoor adventures. And when my stomach is rumbling, I’m not on my A-game. (I’m also not the most pleasant person to be around – just ask my adventure partner.) To prevent...
As athletes, we often focus on preparing for a session on the slopes or a ride over challenging terrain, but what you do after your adventure is important, too. After strenuous, prolonged exercise, you need the right post-recovery nutrition to help...
Join the Live The Adventure Club Please Call Us1-888-924-7524 Even though we all know the benefits of exercise, it’s not always easy to drag yourself to the gym after a long work day. So skip the stuffy, sweaty gym and head...
Last winter, I spent three days as a guest of the Yancey family, owners and operators of Boulder Hut Adventures in British Columbia’s southern Purcell Mountains—one of the early backcountry skiing lodges built by a pioneer of the backcountry tourism...
A fit adventurer is a happy adventurer. Our passions—skiing, hiking, cycling, paddling—all require a minimum fitness level. If you fall below that, well, you simply won't have as much fun. Gasping for air while you hike? Aching shoulders while paddling? Burning quads...
Working out doesn’t have to be boring. Need proof? Check out these seven exercises that are as effective as they are fun. Run through each move for 45 seconds per exercise or per side, with a 15-second break in between. Do...
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