Don’t let the long, dark days of cold and wet winter weather de-rail your workouts. While it is true that cold, rainy weather seems to invite you in to snuggle in front of the fire with a good book, you can’t change the forecast, but you can change how you approach it and still come […]
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We know it is already here and likely you have already hit the slopes and trails, but it is never too late to add some conditioning exercises to help your knees get strong and resilient for the challenges you are throwing at them out there. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard, or any other winter sport, […]
Rumor has it that 2015 was the year of the hiker with hiking and I both increasing in popularity like never before. With all the new interest comes a large group of inexperienced and potentially unprepared people in the back country. This is dangerous regardless of the season, but winter hiking and snow country unpreparedness […]
Dehydration is a concern for active people all year ‘round, not just in the hot summer months. Winter activities, however, pose different challenges to stay properly hydrated. Understand that dehydration occurs when fluid loss equals greater than 2% of your total body weight. That can actually be easy to do even in the winter months […]
It is cold and dark out there and there are real reasons why various animals hibernate in the winter months. Coming home from work and cozying up on the couch with a good read or flick just sometimes seems more attractive than getting out there and getting sweaty. Even the most dedicated of athletes hit […]
Cycling is one of those sports that is highly addictive. And those badass, committed cyclists are not going to let rainy days hold them back. With a bit of safety precaution and planning, you can continue with your rides even for rainy day cycling. Regulate your body temperature: Core body temperature is an issue, because […]
Snow days are coming and you can be ready. No need to let it make you feel shut inside…embrace the white stuff! There is just something about having a great excuse NOT to make it into work and also getting out and taking full advantage of the winter wonderland to boost fitness. Even for those […]
You know you are going to be out in the elements this winter, taking your workout to the trails, slopes and road. You are also coming up on cold and flu season and lots of those nasty bugs are starting to circulate. Make sure you don’t get sidelined from your outdoor workouts with a bite […]
As much as we love and are committed to outdoor fitness and have a lot of the best gear to continue out there even in bad weather, we have to admit that sometimes, some days it is just better and even safer to find an indoor alternative. We have some creative ways for you to […]
Ski and snowboard season are just around the corner. Planning the winter resort getaway with families and friends is half the fun. Keep the other half truly fun and make sure you come back whole and injury free by changing up some of your workout now to get yourself in shape specifically preparing for the […]
- Dr. Rachel Fischer, Occupational Health M.D.