Healthy Living

7 Night Time Riding Products for Bike Commuters

7 Night Time Riding Products for Bike Commuters

This guide is designed specifically for road cyclists and urban commuters, as these products are largely used to ensure a rider is visible to traffic.  When it comes to night time cycling products, you certainly get what you pay for.  The cheaper lights might seem like a great choice, but [...]

6 Recovery Products for Runners and Cyclists

6 Recovery Products for Runners and Cyclists

Bumps and bruises, injuries, and muscle pain are all part of endurance sports training, and it’s important to take care of yourself as these injuries happen. Here are six different recovery items that athletes should consider when you look to maximize recovery. Be aware that some of these products aren’t [...]

Top-Roping to Lead Climbing: How to Make the Transition in Style

Top-Roping to Lead Climbing: How to Make the Transition in Style

You’ve been top-roping for several months now, perhaps even a year or more, and you’re ready to take your climbing to the next level. In sport climbing, starting to lead is the next logical step not only because it allows you more freedom but also because it is more mentally [...]

7 Hydration Packs For Trail Runners

7 Hydration Packs For Trail Runners

Hydration packs aren’t as common for road half marathons and marathons, but can be a vital asset for trail runners out training – or racing – when aid stations aren’t as readily available. There are a lot of companies manufacturing hydration packs, but there are only a handful of companies [...]

Lodging at Ski Resorts: How to Book it Yourself and Save Money

Lodging at Ski Resorts: How to Book it Yourself and Save Money

Nothing beats having a condo to retire to after a hard day on the slopes. Problem is, who can afford it? Well if you book it yourself, you may save a few bucks. Packages Many resorts offer lift tickets with multiple-day condo rentals. Keystone offers free tickets for children under [...]

7 Delicious, Organic Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Spread

7 Delicious, Organic Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Spread

With the big feast just a couple of weeks away, here are a few organic ways you can contribute to this year’s Thanksgiving spread. Please note that, in order to be considered 100-percent organic, all produce, herbs, dairy products, and other ingredients should meet certified organic standards. If you’re unsure, [...]

Hot or Cold? The Science Behind Body Temperature

Hot or Cold? The Science Behind Body Temperature

Winter is upon us: the days are short, the temperatures have dropped, and in many parts of the country, ski season is in full swing. It’s time to unpack puffy jackets and fleece hats and start layering. In the winter, I wear a lot of layers, but even that doesn’t [...]

The Backwoods Gourmet’s Guide to Homemade Pemmican

The Backwoods Gourmet’s Guide to Homemade Pemmican

The dirty little secret of hikers, backpackers, woodsmen, and hunters is that the ingredients in our beloved trail mix are little different from the contents of your average seven-year-old’s trick-or-treat bag. The truth will set you free, and the truth is that we’re basically scarfing down on the equivalent of [...]

Ski and Board Tuning: Do it Yourself or Drop Them at the Shop

Ski and Board Tuning: Do it Yourself or Drop Them at the Shop

If you like nice sharp edges and well waxed boards, and who doesn’t, it may be time to learn how to do it at home. Tools of the Trade Not many of us have machine grinders and wax machines in their garage but you shouldn’t let that stop you. You [...]

6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Biathlon

6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Biathlon

Perhaps you’ve heard of the biathlon–the combination ski/shooting event in the winter Olympics. In America, the biathlon has never gained much popularity (some people think it’s an abridged version of the triathlon), but in Europe it’s one of the most popular sports on television (actually the most popular winter sport [...]