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Fitness & Nutrition

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Run a marathon. Even the greatest of couch potatoes can work up to running a marathon by applying some self-discipline. There are many programs available online or in your community, and they all tend to follow the same plan: start...
However, even when there is no time to sit down to a full meal there are still plenty of energy-boosting options that keep the body ready for adventure all day long.Complex Carbohydrates For those trying to watch their waistline, carbohydrates have...
Examining the ethics of fully participating in the food chain. The night is black enough to cover a grizzly’s approach and I'm elbow-deep in the guts of a warm deer. Me, a one-time vegetarian, life-long enviro geek, pro-gun-control, anti-camo kind of...
While skiing may seem like it takes its toll on the legs, the body's strength and stamina comes from its core. And not just the glamour muscles, like the abs, but from the back muscles and hip muscles as well.
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...
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