Although heading to the gym is a nice alternative to your fall workouts when the weather is truly miserable, sometimes just trying something new is enough to help you forget the shorter, darker days and keep you motivated. We challenge you to get out there and try some new outdoor activities this fall and winter […]
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Snow season is just around the corner and with that comes great opportunities to hit the slopes, go snowshoeing, cross country skiing, or just have a good snowball fight. Regardless of your winter snow activities, take the time now to be sure you have the right gear for your sport. If you are warm and […]
Trail running is growing in popularity just as hiking is. However, even the most experienced road runners will tell you that trail running can seem like an entirely different sport. One issue that is less of an issue with road running is personal safety due to the backcountry challenges as well as varying and challenging […]
For all you outdoor enthusiasts…and also fort those of you on the fence that need to know you can actually have fun slogging through the rainy season and still get in some outdoor workouts, we have some gear ideas and tips for you! Making sure you are comfortable and safe is 80% of the game […]
For those of us in the Pacific Northwest, running, walking or exercising in the rain is a given unless you plan to stay indoors 9 months out of the year. People who are new to outdoor workouts may not yet realize that some of your best workouts can occur in inclement or wet weather. The […]
Outdoor workouts in the colder fall and winter months can be invigorating and offer refreshingly new settings and conditions. The colder temperatures and added rain or even snow can make for challenges, put a damper on a workout, or even post risks of injury. Having the right kind of winter fitness clothing can go a […]
Sometimes even the toughest and most committed are just not in the mood to brave the elements after a long day at work. While a gym membership is a great perk, it is not always an option. There are some creative ways you can get in a good workout even on those days. Regardless of […]
The weather outside is not frightful, yet, but if you plan ahead and are well prepared with the proper safety gear, you will be ready when those nasty days hit and you can continue your outdoor workouts in stride. Taking some essential precautions and having the right gear will keep you safe and also comfortable […]
Let’s face it, getting out on the trail and enjoying the back country, fresh air, and challenging yourself is so much more enjoyable when your feet are happy and comfortable. While it is not necessary to spend top dollar on the most expensive name brand footwear out there, it is equally important not to scrimp […]
For outdoor enthusiasts, a key component to success and sticking with a new outdoor pursuit is comfort. In the cooler fall and winter months, that means considering types of fabric and construction for garments and also smart layering. More important than even comfort is safety. Hiking or snow sports can be deadly when proper caution […]
- Dr. Rachel Fischer, Occupational Health M.D.