Snowshoeing For Seniors: Into Your 70’s and Beyond

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Hulda Crooks put on her 25-pound backpack and headed out in the early morning to climb Mt. Whitney, a mountain reaching 14,505 feet (4421 m). She had climbed it 23 times before. According to reports, Hulda also claimed many other … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Visualization & Coping With Cancer

White-clad medical technicians snapped metal bolts through the mesh mask to immobilize my head. Straps constrained my body to the table that would slide me into the radiotherapy machine.

The donut-shaped radiotherapy device emitted clunking noises like a worn-out laundry … Continue reading

Building and Maintaining Endurance For Snowshoeing

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By achieving a high level of endurance, you’ll be able to go stronger and longer on your snowshoes. Pack your thermos or water bottle and some food and be on your way, right? Well, there’s a little more to it … Continue reading

Walk Your Way into Snowshoeing for Improved Fitness with Nordic Walking Poles

walking with poles in snowy conditions

Nordic walking or warm weather walking uses special poles to engage the upper body. It is an enjoyable activity for fitness enthusiasts and can include the whole family. If you enjoy (or want to start) Nordic walking in the warmer … Continue reading

Balance: One Foot At A Time

Most of us take balance for granted. When we snowshoe, just like when we walk or run, we don’t think about how to balance ourselves when we take a step forward or backward. It just happens. As we age though, … Continue reading

Pump Up Your Iron with Advice from Registered Dietitian Sarah Kasman

Snowshoe athletes who follow a regular training schedule or simply are training at a high level can be at risk of becoming anemic. In a recent interview, Sarah Kasman, registered dietitian (RD) at Copeman Healthcare in Western Canada, suggests seeing … Continue reading

Don’t Forget To Stretch: Stretches For Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a great way to stay in shape and have a great time doing it too. There’s just something about being in nature, hiking trails covered in fresh snow that brings us back to the days of our ancestors … Continue reading

From the Inside! With Precision Vision See Your Mysian

Poor vision dominates history as does romance, love, and of course, the sad uncle known as tragedy.

Surviving in modern times requires more than taking your army to war—you don’t have an army—but you do have smart people available to … Continue reading

How to Prevent Ankle Pain Before Snowshoeing

Just because the weather is cold and snow is flying everywhere, it doesn’t mean that you have to stay cooped up inside the house until the temperatures rise. As an active person, there are plenty of outdoor activities that you … Continue reading

Registered Dietitian Serves Up Nutrition Tips for Snowshoe Athletes

Focus and energy are required elements to stay on top of your game when training for an endurance event. While most competitors have a pretty good handle on that part of the equation, those that add optimum nutrition and proper … Continue reading

Going the Distance! 2018 and 2019 USSSA Marathon and Half-Marathon Championships

It’s late summertime, so why such excitement about the earlier 2018 USSSA distance events? Because we are clocking the way to the 2019 marathon races at Lakewoods Resort in beautiful, hilly Cable, Wisconsin, near the home of the Slumberland American Continue reading

Yoga in the Snow

Just as the snowshoe season was getting underway, an old back problem flared up. A trip to the chiropractor reassured me I should continue to stay active. “Let your pain guide your activity” was my doctor’s welcome advice, with one … Continue reading