Health & Fitness

APERITIF: GOOD HYDRATION

Water. An essential for life. Yet, since the first bottled water to the release of Gatorade in 1965, businesses, marketers, and scientists have been trying …

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Plant-Based Badassery

There are a couple facets of my life for which people consider me “crazy.” Looks of confusion and judgment are paired with tilted heads and …

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Learning to Move Through Dance

On the days that I hike, wearing light shoes that I can sense the ground through, I feel myself move differently than I used to. …

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When Exercise Is Bad for You

Exercise gets a lot of press about being the panacea to all our ailments, from high cholesterol and insulin resistance to depression and obesity. While …

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Do’s and Don’ts of Recovery From a Sports Injury

Do: Whatever your doctor or medical professionals tell you. Consume lots of good, nourishing foods (like bone broth, foods high in anti-oxidants, clean proteins, and …

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Extreme Knitting: What to Do When Recovering From a Sports Injury

Injury is a kind of life-altering, identity-questioning state to live in. It’s like being in a parallel universe where you’re a less bad-ass version of …

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Zwift: Make Riding a Bike Trainer Fun Again

Keeping fit over the Inland Northwest winter is tough. Despite being blessed with outdoor winter recreation options, cyclists often relegate themselves to the pain cave, …

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Cross-train For Triathlons on Cross-country Skis

During the 2018 winter Olympics, an Associated Press article gained notoriety among many in the Nordic ski community, due to the author’s assessment of our …

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Get in Shape for the Slopes with Yoga

Downhill snow sports demand a lot from the body: stamina, balance, leg and core strength, concentration. By the end of the season’s first day of …

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When You Can’t Workout: The Lost Art of Taking a Break

We’ve all been there: forced to take a break from a favorite activity. Maybe the issue is an overuse injury, bedrest during a high-risk pregnancy, …

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