So you have been told that you need a new knee? Or maybe a new hip? Don’t despair. That’s good news! It means you have lived a robust and active life. Think of your body like a car. Those older, shiny, rust-free cars with low mileage have gone nowhere. They have sat in the driveway. […]
What the heck is pickleball? It’s a funny name for a sport. But it’s no laughing matter. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America. In a nutshell: it’s a hybrid racquet sport. Emphasis on “hybrid.” The uniquely named sport is often described as a fusion of tennis, badminton and ping pong. […]
Have the winter blues? Make friends with old man Winter, and snowshoe! It’s probably the easiest snow sport to learn. People of all ages and abilities can enjoy snowshoeing. How many sporting activities can boast that mom, dad, grandparents and kids can all get fit together? Some trails even allow Rover! There is a common […]
In the early 1900s cycling was one of the more popular ways to get around town. With gas prices soaring we may see more of that! In addition to using the bike as a recreational mode of transportation, it is an extremely efficient way to keep in shape and improve cardiovascular fitness. One big perk […]
The baby boomers are a generation that won’t stop. They golf, ski, run, curl, cycle, play soccer, hockey and slow-pitch, do triathlons, and have even been seen sweating in a hot yoga class! These boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, have worked hard and now they have learned to play hard. Great! So what’s the […]
There is a growing subculture of runners going shoeless and embracing the barefoot running lifestyle. In 1960 Ethiopia’s Abebe Bikila won Olympic gold without shoes in world record time. Most of us remember Zola Budd. In 1984 she set a world record in the 5,000 meters. High level runners can compete and be very successful […]
There is a new syndrome. Cyberchondria. You probably have it if you rely on “Googling” your aches and pains constantly, instead of seeking a trusted and trained human being. First coined in the 1990s, cyberchondria results from otherwise rationale Internet users who present their symptoms to “Dr. Google.” They then latch onto the worst (and […]
Curling is a sport that has moved beyond plaid pants and into serious fitness.