Outdoors

Wina Sturgeon: Expert advice on improving your halfpipe performance

The U. S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is holding a series of competitions called the 'Grand Prix' that range from big air to slopestyle and halfpipe. Watching elite skiers and snowboarders on a superpipe with 22-foot-high walls was an awesome experience at the Grand Prix in Park City, Utah.

Outdoors

A phone case to match your active style

Using a sub-par protective case for your iPhone never ends well, particularly for those with an active lifestyle. Ballastic's Tough Jacket for the Apple iPhone does the job right, with specially designed corners that reduce the likelihood of a cracked screen from those infamous corner drops. The six-sided corners are reinforced with silicone bumpers to resist shock from sudden impact, and the case is guaranteed to protect against a 6-foot drop.

Outdoors

Leslie Barker: 10 ways not to be sedentary during waking hours

OK, we knew this sedentary thing was a bit prevalent, but did we know how prevalent? I for one did not - until I read a sobering study from Ball State University. Turns out that during waking hours, Americans are sitting or reclining - yes, reclining, while they're awake - 64 percent of the time.

Outdoors

Unicyclists put a true spin on hockey

It's a familiar sound in Minnesota: ice hockey sticks click-clacking as two players face off in pursuit of the puck. But in this game, the players don't skate on blades. They glide around on a single wheel.