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On The Run: Take the Winter Off

January 13, 2017

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Sometimes the best training . . . Is none at all!

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Running Shoe Revolution

September 20, 2016

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Technology makes strides for the better

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On the Run: Meditation Can Make You a Better Runner

July 22, 2016

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Calm Mind, Calm Body

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Conditioning Your Pooch for Adventure

June 28, 2016

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Benefits of Swimming for Active Canines

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Adventure Kiddos: Bellingham Trailblazers

May 4, 2016

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Bellingham Trailblazers Combine Kids, Nature and Trail Running

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Training Tips: Are You Ready for Spring Hiking?

April 24, 2016

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It is important to be ready before hitting the trails come spring.

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Youth Sports Safety Month

April 9, 2016

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April is National Youth Sports Safety Month

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Sports Medicine: A Proper Fit Improves Cycling Performance

April 8, 2016

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Optimum performance occurs when the bike is well fit to the rider.

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Ultrapedestrian Treks

January 13, 2016

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Ras and Kathy Vaughn are the “Ultra” couple to practice untraditional adventure.

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On the Run: Benefits of Trail Running

July 28, 2015

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Trading the tarmac for the trail offers all the benefits of road running while providing a fresh outlook . . .

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Wonder Women of the Decades

July 27, 2015

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The Northwest is a hotspot for female athletes of all ages and abilities

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Farmers Markets in Pacific Northwest

June 22, 2015

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Here’s our compilation of Northwest farmers markets.

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Sun Protection

June 3, 2015

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The American Cancer Society estimates that 24 Americans die every day from skin-cancer related illnesses.

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Gociety: Meet Awesome People Outside

May 11, 2015

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An idea literally sparked around a campfire in the wilds of Colorado, Gociety is a social network for people who love the outdoors.

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Pickleball Not Just for Boomers

April 22, 2015

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America’s Baby Boomers are leading the charge for what appears to be the country’s fastest growing sport

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Five Training Principles

April 13, 2015

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Apply these five key training principles to keep you moving forward.

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Healthy Living: Be a Best Race Jedi Master

April 10, 2015

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Preparing for your best race can take hours of training, but keeping your mind focused during the race . . .

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A Cyclist’s Food Guide

March 9, 2015

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Healthy Living: Tips for before, during and after your ride

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Health Nut: Cross-country Skiing for Fitness

January 13, 2015

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Downhill skiing is fun and all, but with gravity’s help, the slopes end up doing most of the work.

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Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Feb. 7

January 7, 2015

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Attend the 2015 Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer event on Feb. 7 at Stevens Pass Nordic Center, and you’ll help a great cause.

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Health Nut: 8 Tips for Healthy Smoothies at Home

September 12, 2014

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Smoothies are often graced with a health halo: the undeserved reputation for being a healthy food.

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Five Yoga Poses For Hikers

August 14, 2014

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Hikers often forget how much balance is required to safely and effectively hike and to avoid injury

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Meet the OutdoorsNW Health Nut

August 5, 2014

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Kelly Turner is the Health and Fitness writer for OutdoorsNW . . .

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Discover the Fun of Water Fitness

July 30, 2014

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Funny how things we loved as children instantly become torturous as adults. Why? Because adults hate fun . . .

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Sports Medicine: Preparing For The Downhill

June 18, 2014

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You are ready to step out and hit one of the numerous scenic hiking trails that the Northwest has to offer.

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Health Nut: 4 Keys to Control Your Metabolism

June 4, 2014

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People like to blame their metabolism for their weight, but guess what? That excuse doesn’t fly . . .

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Fitness Tips from a 79-year-old Wellness Coach

May 20, 2014

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Kenmore’s Budd Seslar reinvented himself at age 64 when he switched careers

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GEAR Up Expo Exhibitors and Speakers!

April 17, 2014

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Check out who all will be exhibiting and/or speaking at GEAR Up Expo!

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Donate to Red Cross for Oso Relief at GEAR Up Expo

April 15, 2014

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The American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter will be accepting donations to help with Oso landslide relief efforts at booths 114-115

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Health Nut: Get to the core of cycling posture

March 31, 2014

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Not only is good posture a sign of confidence and a great way to let a would-be attacker know you are not easy prey

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Sports Medicine: Core Stability Training for the Cyclist? You Bet!

March 24, 2014

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As the winter drags on, those of us who prefer two wheels to two planks start thinking again of bicycling outside.

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Sports Medicine: Ski Strong Fit Tip Single Leg Squats

March 12, 2014

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  Skiing makes winter worthwhile! Can you think of a better way to spend a winter day than on the mountain? Face it, if you live in an area where it snows and you’re not playing in it then it’s just a lot of work . . .   >> Click here to download a [...]

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Health Nut: Prevent Sore Muscles Without Sacrificing Results

February 25, 2014

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Muscle soreness can vary in degree from a slight discomfort to an inability to move, but any way you slice it, it’s not fun.

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Health Nut: Heart Monitors

November 21, 2013

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The effectiveness of your workout can be determined by answering one simple question: how hard are you working?

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Health Nut: Hot Tips for Cold Winter Workouts

November 6, 2013

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There’s more to worry about than wiping out on a patch of ice or mastering your snot-rocket mid-run when winter hits your workouts.

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Health Nut: Effective indoor training tips for winter conditioning

October 4, 2013

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You can train for your outdoor winter sports indoors just as effectively, if you do it right.

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Sports Medicine: Recovery After a Long Bike Ride

September 5, 2013

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Hooray! You did a long ride or powered through your long race. Now what? After you complete a long bike ride, there are many things you can do

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Health Nut: Best Snacks for Day Hikes

August 14, 2013

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A beautiful view calls for a beautiful spread, full of healthy options to satisfy not only your nutritional needs, but your palate’s needs. Maybe even a snack worthy of Instagramming.

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Beat Stress: Head Outdoors!

August 7, 2013

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If you’re a runner, you’ve heard the term, “Runner’s high” when you reach that certain endorphin state. Same can be said of spending time outdoors

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Big Day of Play at Magnuson Park Aug. 24

August 5, 2013

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Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Big Day of Play is back and better than ever! On August 24, families from across Seattle will head to Magnuson Park to revel in fun-filled activities

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Health Nut: Nutrition Supplements

May 29, 2013

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Open any gym bag and you will probably find some sort of nutrition product, like a bar, a gel or a drink, in a bright label shouting that it is THE! BEST! choice to fuel your workout. But is it even necessary?

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Escapes: Recreation in Wenatchee, WA

May 7, 2013

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Outside the back door of Arlberg Sports is the 10-mile Apple Capital Recreational Loop Trail. Down the road in Cashmere lie some of the most epic downhill mountain biking trails in the state.

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Sports Medicine: Body Meets Bike

May 7, 2013

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The importance of choosing the right equipment is an essential part of performance and injury prevention for any sport.

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Health Nut: Car-less Commuting

April 22, 2013

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Run or bike to work: save money, save the planet and get in shape. It sounds like there’s no down side, so why aren’t we all actively commuting?

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Health Nut: Spin to Win

March 26, 2013

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Take the benefits of your indoor spin class outside to the open road.

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Sports Medicine: Nordic Skiing Provides Full Body Benefits

March 20, 2013

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Fortunately there is an option to achieving goals of exercising more and losing weight outdoors during winter months: Nordic skiing.

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Outdoors For All Foundation

March 4, 2013

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“The outdoors, a lot of times, is about freedom,” said Ed Bronsdon, the Executive Director of Outdoors for All, a Seattle-based, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing children and adults with disabilities into the outdoors.

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Health Nut: Working out on Vacation

February 28, 2013

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Vacations are a time to relax and take a time out from your daily responsibilities. In the spirit of that, your workouts are usually the first to go.

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Sports Medicine: Preparing for Hiking Adventures

September 7, 2012

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The Northwest has an abundance of hiking and backpacking routes. Hiking is a terrific way to spend a day with friends or family, view new scenery, breath fresh air, and get a great workout. Like any other activity, preparation for the task will reduce the chance of injury. Let your physical therapist guide you in how to get ready.

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Sports Medicine: Upper Body Stretching Decreases Cycling Pain

April 20, 2012

The time of year has arrived when we start to think about pulling out the road bikes and logging some miles. Road cycling involves sitting in a fixed position for long periods of time . . .

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