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19th Apr 2018 50 years after writing 'Aerobics,' Dr. Kenneth Cooper isn't slowing down
When you're the Father of Aerobics, when you coined the phrase and spread the word and stuck to your guns despite critics who didn't put much stock in preventive medicine, … Click to Continue »...

19th Apr 2018 Wina Sturgeon: Now might be the time to take a week off from working out
Are you a serious, disciplined athlete who has been working out religiously to get ready for your planned summer activities? If so, congratulations. But here's a good tip: right now … Click to Continue »...

19th Apr 2018 Tips for running with your dog
Katrina Mealey runs at least 1 mile regularly with her 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier. While training for marathons, she brings her older dog home and immediately goes back out on … Click to Continue »...

19th Apr 2018 Seven benefits of hot yoga
I first tried hot yoga back in high school, when blustery winter days found me seeking warm solace in a heated studio. Since then, I've continued to practice hot yoga, … Click to Continue »...

19th Apr 2018 Electric bikes make it easier to do daily activities without owning a car
Hard-core cyclists may not be paying attention to the rise of pedal-assisted bicycles, but they're a growing market that's enabling a large group of the population to better enjoy the … Click to Continue »...

19th Apr 2018 Police officer runs Boston Marathon in honor of late sergeant and mentor
Misha Knea strode along the Deschutes River Trail on a recent afternoon while gearing up for the Boston Marathon. The ease with which Knea, 33, clicked off 7 miles not … Click to Continue »...

19th Apr 2018 Early spring an optimal time to enjoy Central Oregon's rugged Crooked River Gorge
Opal Canyon is one of those places where mountain bikers dismount frequently ? either to take in the dramatic cliff-side views or purely for safety measures. Portions of the trail … Click to Continue »...

19th Apr 2018 Why a blind Colorado man kayaked the Grand Canyon
Erik Weihenmayer has a problem with movies. "Like, you know, there's this nice, sweeping arc upward and this nice crescendo with the music," the famed adventurer says from his Golden … Click to Continue »...

17th Apr 2018 Fee hike coming to national parks in June. On Saturday they're all free
The proposal to raise entrance fees to $70 at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks is dead. Instead they're only going up $5. The news for park goers gets better: … Click to Continue »...

13th Apr 2018 For the first time since 2009, anglers can try to catch this prize on the Skagit River
Anglers this spring will be able to try to hook a Skagit River wild steelhead ? a revered run ? for the first time since 2009, according to state wildlife … Click to Continue »...

12th Apr 2018 Fitness tip of the month: Enjoy the fresh air
What beckons these spring days more than sunshine? Dirt. Nice dark, can't-wait-to-get-it-under-my-fingernails dirt. I've been planting off and on the last few weeks: burying a few sunflower seeds next to … Click to Continue »...

12th Apr 2018 How one man became the first to climb all of Colorado's fourteeners in one winter
On his way to becoming a Colorado mountain legend, Andrew Hamilton has kept his head down. Charge to the top, charge to the bottom, drive to the next trailhead for … Click to Continue »...

12th Apr 2018 Gravel grinding takes cyclists off the pavement
Gravel. The road surface doesn't seem particularly conducive to bicycle racing ? as much as, say, pavement ? but local racers are increasingly drawn to the soupy, washboard-y stuff. "Gravel … Click to Continue »...

12th Apr 2018 Minnesotans, on three things about their spring outdoors passions
Five Minnesotans chime in about their spring outdoors passions: ? Trail running Robyn Reed, 43, Minneapolis Pathologist; vice president, Upper Midwest Trail Runners board of directors The great thing about … Click to Continue »...

12th Apr 2018 Making the transition from climbing inside to out
This week the Bower Climbing Coalition presented "What Not to do Climbing" in partnership with REI. The 1 1/2-hour class was geared toward beginners and experienced climbers, instructor Bailey Shepherd … Click to Continue »...

12th Apr 2018 How Alicia Vikander gained 12 pounds of muscle for her 'Tomb Raider' role
Alicia Vikander is known best for her roles in films like "Euphoria," "The Light Between Oceans," "The Danish Girl," and, as of last month, "Tomb Raider." This stark transition from … Click to Continue »...

12th Apr 2018 Wina Sturgeon: Keep your body fueled to maintain athletic activity
As the warm months of spring and summer begin to roll in, folks start getting more active and athletic. But far too many of these people fail to pay attention … Click to Continue »...

12th Apr 2018 Looking for a shoe to wear after a long hike? Try the Teva Ember Moc
No matter how good your hiking boots are, at the end of a long day, there's no better feeling that taking them off. But at the campsite, you still need … Click to Continue »...

10th Apr 2018 Don?t know the local fishing regulations? There?s an app for that
A new mobile app has been released by the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife to make figuring out fishing regulations more convenient. The free ?Fish Washington? app is … Click to Continue »...

15th Mar 2018 Want to hike the Wonderland Trail? Permit lottery is underway, but it will cost you
It?s a 93-mile trail that?s nearly as challenging as getting permission to walk it. And this year it will cost you $20 just to try for a permit. The Wonderland … Click to Continue »...

13th Mar 2018 Snowmobiler killed in avalanche near Mount Baker
A semi-professional snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche Saturday near Mount Baker, the fourth winter sports fatality in the Mount Baker wilderness this season, officials said. Lucas K. Rohde, 27, … Click to Continue »...

13th Mar 2018 Snowshoer missing overnight found dead on Mount Rainier
A snowshoer missing overnight was found dead in Mount Rainier National Park Tuesday. The 23-year-old Texas man attempted to reach Camp Muir with a friend on Monday, but decided to … Click to Continue »...

25th Jan 2018 Legendary snow-sports filmmaker Warren Miller dies
Warren Miller, a man nearly as synonymous with skiing as snow, died Wednesday at his Orcas Island home, according to multiple reports. He was 93. For many skiers, Miller?s fall … Click to Continue »...

11th Jan 2018 National Park fee-free days slashed by 60 percent in 2018. First free day is Monday
The entry fee to Washington?s state and national parks will be free on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day. It is the first of four fee-free days at … Click to Continue »...

2nd Jan 2018 Mountain goats are symbol of alpine wildlife. Should there be more at Mount Baker?
Those exploring the high altitudes of the North Cascades may see mountain goats more often if a proposed plan is approved. The National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, along … Click to Continue »...

5th Dec 2017 Visiting Northwest back country? NASA could use your help
If you snowshoe, ski or ride snow machines in the back country of Washington and Oregon, a NASA project could use your help. NASA has launched a four-year project with … Click to Continue »...

1st Dec 2017 Want to fish for chum salmon on the Nooksack? You'd better hurry
State fisheries officials said Friday they will close the main stem of the Nooksack River to chum salmon fishing this month, effective Sunday, because of low numbers of the fish … Click to Continue »...

21st Nov 2017 New electric lift carries skiers, snowboarders at Mt. Baker Ski Area
Skiers and snowboarders at Mt. Baker Ski Area can try out a new ride, thanks to several feet of snow that allowed the ski area to open in mid-November. ?One … Click to Continue »...

20th Nov 2017 Catch a new ride up the mountain at Mt. Baker Ski Area
Mt. Baker Ski Area opened for the 2017-18 season on Thursday, Nov. 16 with more than 60 inches of snow at the base and a new chair lift. … Click to Continue »...

18th Nov 2017 Group buys land to prevent break in Pacific Crest Trail
A group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has purchased private land in western Washington state to prevent a break in the path. Last week, … Click to Continue »...

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