Fitness & Nutrition

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Ugh. I know, right? Another list of amped-up workout-plans you’ll never stick to... Nope. That’s not what this is. I’m not a trainer (but I know a great one). I’m not going to tell you how you should work-out. I’m going to show...
Setting up your tent is the easy part. When it comes to campsite know-how, outdoor cooking is what stymies most would-be adventurers. Often, campers resort to store-bought dehydrated meals, spending $8 to $12 per person per meal on some just-add-water concoction...
Lina Augaitis captained Team Canada at the 2016 Fiji International Surf Association (ISA) World SUP and Paddleboard Championship last November. Her team of nine water athletes took repose from their day-jobs to stand-up paddleboard race across a body of water...
According to the World Health Organization, there is only one country where the citizens are getting skinnier: the Netherlands. While it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact reasons for the Dutch bucking a global epidemic, their love of bicycling is definitely...
Making your muscles and tendons stronger can make those long days on the trail a lot easier. However, you won’t have to spend hours in the gym to see improvements in your hiking fitness. With a bit of creativity and...
Why: The whole enchilada—balance, stretch, strength and activation. How To: From standing, stretch arms overhead, hinge at the hips and bend forward, lifting one leg off the ground. Arms, torso and raised leg should be in line, with toes pointing at...
Camping enthusiasts may not need an excuse to get outside this season—but for those who are tossing and turning at night, the answer to a good night’s sleep may lie in the great outdoors. A 2013 study suggested that camping...
Sure, there are periods when I train indoors for various reasons: for endurance (gear-laden hikes) or to target muscle groups (core for skiing). That being said, I'd pick a heart-pounding hike over a sweaty spin class any day of the...
Watching other people work out is endlessly interesting to me. Although I’ve tried many weird workouts over the years, the human drive to find new ways to get fit always amazes me. As I watch someone stack a balance board...
When husband and wife Bob and Linda Tininenko were invited to sail from Washington State to Costa Rica in a friend’s trimaran, they expected a romantic adventure. The owner of the boat, James Fisher, a Seventh Day Adventist Missionary planning...
Flashback to December 2015: I’m panicking because it’s three weeks before my destination wedding and it just occurred to me that I’m going to be in a swimsuit in 21 short days. Oh, and it’s Christmas holidays and my pals...
Almost everyone—even ultra-athletes—can better their health and wellness in some way. Eat healthier, become more mindful in your workouts, train more effectively, prepare for a major event—whatever your goal, we've got you covered with these 10 essential articles: A First-Timer's...
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