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Health & Fitness

Five strength training moves to do with a resistance band

Strength training has numerous benefits, such as reversing the muscle loss that happens as you age, boosting your metabolism, and decreasing belly fat. These exercises call for continuous-loop resistance bands. A resistance band should be heavy enough to challenge your body, but not so heavy that it causes sharp pain or excessive soreness for more than 3 days. You will find that bands come in multiple levels of resistance; the wider and heavier the band, the more resistance.

Outdoors

EVA reimagines what it means to snowshoe

In the 1990s, the aluminum-framed snowshoe helped bring the winter activity to the mainstream. Some would even say the product created a new sport, with the traditional bulky snowshoes giving way to sleek, light shoes used by runners and other outdoor enthusiasts. The Crescent Moon EVA All Foam Snowshoe is another radical transformation that just may again redefine what it means to snowshoe.

Ski Report

Nine things you might not know about Colorado skiing

Snow sports in Colorado have quite the storied past – skiing has been around the Rockies for longer than you might think, and it's served several surprising purposes that have absolutely nothing to do with outdoor recreation. Here are a few of our favorite Colorado ski facts.

Hunting Fishing

Best times for anglers

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Health & Fitness

'Lucky' survivor aims for finish line

Three years ago this month, Beth Thorp suffered a brain seizure that paralyzed the right side of her body. But on Sunday, Jan. 14, the ultra-determined Carlsbad resident plans to finish the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Half-Marathon.

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