Getting Back on Track: Lyme Disease Recovery

It was a typical fall morning in 2011 when, on the last steep hill of my daily hike, I felt like I couldn’t possibly take another step without passing out. The sudden and intense onset of extreme exhaustion made me … Continue reading

Nordic Walking for Warm Weather Training

More than 10 million Europeans of all ages and fitness levels are participating in Nordic walking, an upcoming fitness craze that uses special poles to engage the upper body muscles providing a fantastic, low impact workout, even for those who … Continue reading

Trekkin’ with Toddlers: Passing on the Snowshoeing Tradition

Our toddler grandson, Jack, loves to spend time in the woods behind our house here on the east coast of Canada. He also loves to get out in the snow. Our oft time, six month winter meant we were going … Continue reading

Winter Athleticism Brings A Healthy Outlook, Part 2

Julie Dahl walks six to seven days a week for three miles. She felt it was time to transition from the physical taxation she’d experienced running to a less strenuous workout. Running provided a cardiovascular challenge, so Dahl upped her … Continue reading

Up Your Elevation Awareness: The Importance of Acclimation, with Tips and Tools

After visiting his family in North Carolina and Virginia over the holiday season, Christopher Joyner said the transition back to Colorado altitude hit him harder than he expected.

Joyner is the public affairs specialist for the Bureau of Land ManagementContinue reading

The Spirit of the Shrine: Hatsugama and Snowshoeing

In the midst of a snowstorm on a snow-covered forested mountain in Japan, my wife and I made and shared a bowl of thick green matcha. On the first day of the New Year, my wife, my dog, and I … Continue reading

Metabolic Inefficiency

“Every man’s disease is his personal property.”
~Alonzo Clark
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The number one nutrition limiter to peak performance is depleted glycogen stores.

Our penchant for immediate energy via sugar-based fuel sources is misaligned. Simple sugars such as dextrose, fructose, glucose, … Continue reading

Unplug from the Indoors, Reconnect Kids with the Winter Trails

If we look at the statistics, one in five children in the United States [1], and one in ten children in Canada are considered obese [2].

Take a moment and think about that statistic. The number of … Continue reading

Snowga Combines Yoga and Snowshoeing – Benefits Body and Soul

Like the pairing of red wine and dark chocolate, snowshoeing and yoga blend together in the perfect creative match that also benefits the body as well as the soul. Collectively known as Snowga, this unique pairing of yoga and snowshoeing … Continue reading

Performance Medicine™ ~ Inside Out Snowshoeing

“Think from the inside out.”
~ Coach Steve Ilg
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Optimal health – like improved sport performance – is our responsibility.

Performance Medicine™ is an innovative medical specialty that analyzes physiological and biochemical metrics and modifies environmental factors to transcend … Continue reading

Yes to N.O. ~Nighttime Optimizer by Wilderness Athlete

Advanced muscle growth and repair in a capsule? While sleeping! What is this, a late night infomercial? No. It is for real, an advancement, NightTime Optimizer (N.O.) created by the think-tank of Wilderness Athlete (WA), the authority on outdoor performance Continue reading

Peanut Butter on Pickles? 92-Year-Old Granny a Peanut Butter Nut

How to enjoy a healthy, long life? This Great Grandma’s solution depended on years of eating peanut butter while combining that classic spread on just about everything. Here’s her list of favorites:

Peanut Butter on Pickle Stalks: Use either sweet … Continue reading