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

woman running in the snow

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

Building and Maintaining Endurance For Snowshoeing

man ascending a hill in snowshoes

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

Don’t Forget To Stretch 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

How Paddle Boarding in the Summer Can Prepare You for Snowshoeing in the Winter

Paddle boarding, not really the activity you think about when you come across a snowshoeing website. The fact of the matter is they are closer related to each other then you may realise! Unfortunately snow is not available all year … 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

10 Lessons Learned from 10,000 Hours of Physical Exertion in 10 Years

December 2, 2006, marks the day I joined The President’s Challenge, a free physical activities site administered by the  President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Although posting my daily progress there, I only happened upon the fact that my … 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