Fitness & Nutrition

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Most outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with the ubiquitous CLIF Bar. Hearty and healthy, these brown-wrapped energy bars have long been a staple in hikers’ and skiers’ backpacks. But there is more to this company than just its tasty treats.
The signs are obvious and literally large: obesity, diabetes, motorized scooters cruising Big Box stores, seat-belt extenders on airplanes and extra-sized operating tables for ever-larger patients. Thirty per cent of kids are now considered obese, and 70 per cent of...
If you're very active, watch the pounds you shed It's true that it doesn't take too much extra weight to impede physical performance. Try running with a 10-pound sack of potatoes strapped to your back and see how you fare. But...
Who says being out in the wilderness means you have to eat all packaged foods and dehydrated ones that, let's be honest here, can be about as appetizing as cardboard? If you know how to pack, keep food fresh, and...
Forgo the freeze-dried fare this summer — here are three tips/recipes for eating home cooked or naturally-foraged food on your next camping trip: Outdoors chef Linda Gabris offers this tasty camp-food recipe: These biscuits can be fried in a greased pan...
This move will give you a strong core and lower back, perfect for paddling and rolling Whether it’s initiating an aerial move, mastering a roll or just paddling, a strong core and lower back are vital. “I do a lot of...
Canadian runner Katrina Blanch shares her schedule for staying fit Katrina Blanch, a member of the 2007 Canadian mountain running team, has a basic training schedule that she tweaks depending on the length and timing of her next race. But take...
Arms may not be the first thing you think of when running, but keeping them strong can help As the owner of the Advanced Athletics Training Academy in Victoria, B.C., Marc St. Jules has trained several top Canadian runners. He says...
What you need to do and eat to get in peak shape If your New Year's resolution included bagging a mountain summit, congratulations and good choice! The trip is probably months away, but get busy now to increase your odds of...
You may be very active in the outdoors, but if you don’t have strong core muscles—the ones that stabilize your spine and basically provide the foundation for your entire body—you can’t move as efficiently and you’re more likely to get...
5 Technique Tips • Lift ‘em up — to avoid tripping, practice lifting your feet higher than you would on a treadmill or pavement. • Variety is key — vary your runs by alternating longer, flatter trails with shorter, technical trails. • Gear...
While getting in shape is often part of one's New Year's resolution—which was suppose to take place, uh, eight months ago—we know how difficult it can be to get started. In fact, knowing where to start is often the hardest...
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