If you're like most snow riders, you paid a lot for your skis or snowboard. It was an expensive investment. Like most investments, especially those involved with sports and recreation, equipment needs occasional personal care.
There's no shortage of activity monitors on the market, but most focus on function instead of fashion. If you're wearing something 24 hours a day, though, why not make it an attractive accessory? That's what the Misfit Shine device is all about. A monitor with a 3-axis accelerometer to measure sleep, steps, calories, distance and food intake, the Shine is made from anodized aluminum and can fit into several different compatible, interchangeable holders such as a wristband and even a necklace. It's also available in a range of attractive colors, from seaglass blue to champagne.
Hooking the carabiners of my harness to the zip line trolley, our guide told me to step off the platform and allow my weight to sink on the steel cable. After getting his OK, I grabbed the handles of the trolley, raised both feet and let myself go.
Spring has officially begun, and everywhere are reminders of renewal, of hope, of possibility: Tiny buds on seemingly lifeless branches. Sprinklers watering inches-high stalks. The tennis court you've avoided for weeks. The running shorts with price tags still attached. The gym card you can't find, but can't quite muster the oomph to look for.
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You can swing from a pole, strap yourself into a harness dangling from the ceiling, balance on a faux surfboard, and still not have even scratched the surface of the out-there exercise offerings you'll find today. While these workouts can be fun, they're not always the most practical and convenient way to stay fit. That's why we're getting back to basics with some tried-and-true workouts we love. Of course, if taking a yoga-spinning-swimming hybrid class is your thing, then carry on. But if you're ready to sweat the good old-fashioned way, read on.
There's no discovery quite as startling as stepping on the scale and weighing way more than you thought you did (or realizing that your pants won't button), with absolutely no idea why. There's weight you expect to gain, resulting from, say, an overly indulgent vacation where you downed dessert with every meal. But then there's the unexplained weight that seems to show up overnight, out of nowhere, and for no reason. When you can't find a culprit, it might be one of these seven reasons.
Bringing your dog along for a hike or run can be a great way to enhance any workout. It gives you an instant workout buddy - and there's nothing like seeing Fido running in his element to motivate you to push a little harder. Your car, however, will show evidence of every mud puddle he stepped in unless you invest in quality seat protection like Ruffwear's Dirtbag Seat Cover.
Gary Green flew his silver 1953 Cessna - an old beer can with wings, really - to a tiny airstrip on a mountain meadow. It's comfortable traveling with Green, who has 40 years of experience flying in the Wrangell Mountains and perfectly fits my image of an Alaskan bush pilot with his graying beard, mustache and shoulder-length hair, his flannel jacket and cowboy hat.
Scores of remote, lush trails snake through the Auburn State Recreation Area, trails where you can leave behind the whoosh of Highway 49 traffic and feel as if you've descended into true backcountry, spots carved out deep in the foliage where wildlife outnumbers people and cellphone coverage is blissfully sketchy.
The human knee is a complicated joint, and as too many athletes find out, it's very prone to injury. Strains, sprains and tears of the connecting ligaments all provide good income for orthopedic surgeons.
As crave-worthy as they are, most pies are essentially sugar on carbs on sugar. An occasional slice? Not a problem. (What else are you supposed to do with all those summer berries and fall apples?) But if you're trying to maintain a healthy diet and stay slim, you'd be wise to think of traditional pie as a cheat day treat, not a dessert staple.
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