6 Solutions for the Dreaded Lean: A Word To Senior Athletes

The leaders’ gold and silver medals rested on the side of the awards table unperturbed. “Fast Eddie” Rousseau, pacing the lead on a February day, was on mile 70 of the 2019 USA Track & Field (USATF) 100-Mile Nationals in … Continue reading

Chiropractor Approved Injury Prevention Tips for Snowshoers

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Every part of nature is amazingly beautiful. We are always excited to experience and sometimes watch how the rain falls, the snow stacks, and the sun rises and sets. While nature is beautiful and something all should experience, it’s also … Continue reading

Back To Basics: Back Exercises For Snowshoers

Snowshoeing is a fun way to exercise while enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, injuries can happen and force us to spend more time indoors than outside playing in the snow. Prolonged walking and standing can cause muscle strain and fatigue, … Continue reading

7 Exercises You Can Do To Support Your Snowshoeing

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Depending on where you live—or where you are traveling to—you may have already been graced with the first snowfall of the year! To ensure that you can enjoy your snowshoeing adventures as long as possible, you will need to stay Continue reading

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

Winter Recreation Therapy for Injured U.S. Veterans

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More doctors might be prescribing outdoor recreational therapy instead of Xanax if the proposed federal legislation entitled the Outdoor Recreation Therapy for Veterans Act (HR 2435) passes. Studies are showing evidence that outdoor recreational activities can be therapeutic.

I met … 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

Bussing the Excuse Tray: Wilderness Athlete’s Wild C8 MCT Powder

With one fell swoop of an arm, clear your personal Excuse Tray with Wilderness Athlete’s Wild C8 MCT Powder. Destroy that carrier of alibis you hold so dear. Obliterate the pretense why today you just can’t–woe is me–make the … Continue reading

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

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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

The Literal Leave No Trace of Snowshoeing

While snowshoeing this winter, several times I thought of the ethic that permeates many of our minds when out on the trail: Leave No Trace. Aside from possibly unintentionally dropping a snack wrapper or whatever, snowshoeing really does exactly … Continue reading

The Best Healthy Snacks To Take While Snowshoeing

Snow changes the way the world looks, sounds, and feels. There’s not much that can compete with the biting chill and quiet of the mountains when you’re snowshoeing. However, cold weather puts unique caloric stresses on your body. If you’re … Continue reading