Health & Fitness

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Rollerblading Is Back in Style

Inline skating—sometimes incorrectly generalized as Rollerblading, which is actually a brand of skates—had its heyday in the late 80s and early 90s, but it died …

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Backcountry Yoga Poses

Yoga and nature are a perfect pair. Imagine the peacefulness of a gentle yoga class paired with the tranquility of a trickling stream, a fresh …

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Refilling the Tank: Electrolyte Management and Hydration in the Heat of Summer

I got my first harsh lesson in hydration in June six years ago. I was training for a fall marathon but was already up to …

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How Nature Can Help Heal Mental Health

Documentaries and memoirs show how physical activity outdoors can be a form of therapy and recovery from trauma and difficult life periods.

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Running Injury Prevention

  As the best time of the year to run approaches (spring at last!), it’s also the time when running-related injuries crop up. I’m talking …

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Fastest Known Times

I’d just attempted a super long, two-day climb of Mt. Olympus in Olympic National Park. My partner and I had bailed partway up the Five …

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Photo of girl balancing on log by Katie Botkin.

Improve Your Fitness with Reactive Balance

Danny Clark stands two feet off the ground, balancing on the long end of a block of firewood. He wobbles back and forth but in …

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Illustration by Erika Prins Simonds.

Six Ways To Beat the Winter Blues

Colder, darker, and wetter—it’s winter in the Inland Northwest. Drearier weather coupled with a fleeting window of daylight between sunrise and sunset can contribute to …

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Illustration by Nicole Bronson.

Avoid Winter Sports Injuries with These Tips

We went straight to the doctor and asked how to avoid common winter sports injuries to help you up your odds of not getting hurt …

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Photo of coffee by Shallan Knowles.

The Beverage Market as a Gateway Drug

Both times I’ve consumed energy drinks rank highly in my poor judgment hall-of-fame, right up there with the time in college I dated a guy …

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