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Posts Tagged With ‘ fitness ’


The Lazy Human’s Guide to Exercise

September 29th, 2023
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Exercise can seem daunting, exhausting or downright impossible if you are busy…and who isn’t busy? Time and gym access are the two biggest excuses Americans cite for not working out.  Research conducted at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, suggests that taking the stairs 30 minutes a week can give our body adequate exercise for good health. Stair climbing is a rigorous activity and previous research has found climbing stairs can burn calories two to three times faster than just walking. In the McMaster study, 17 healthy men, average age 64, were asked to walk, lift weights, and climb... Read More

Get Your Yoga With A Twist!

September 24th, 2023

The benefits of yoga are many! Researchers found that yoga outperformed aerobic exercise at improving balance, flexibility, strength, pain levels, menopausal symptoms, daily energy level, and social and occupation functioning, among other health parameters. Whether you are long time yogi or new to the practice, there are some fun new ways to experience yoga, that might boost the benefits. Goat yoga. There are many positives to having contact with animals. The act of petting or being near goats will produce an automatic relaxation response. There are many mental benefits of practicing yoga with... Read More

Unveiling Boulder’s Finest Running Trails

September 15th, 2023

Are you a runner looking for the perfect place to get your exercise? Look no further than with its stunning mountain views, picturesque trails, and diverse terrain. From the winding paths meandering through the foothills to the rugged trails of the Flatirons, Boulder has some of the finest running trails in the country. In this article, we’ll be unveiling Boulder’s best running trails and exploring what makes them so special. So lace up your running shoes and let’s get started! Uncovering Boulder’s Most Spectacular Running Trails Boulder, Colorado is a mecca for outdoor... Read More

The Physical Activity Formula for Those With Sedentary Jobs

September 14th, 2023

Perhaps you’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking?  Sitting all day is not good for our health.  We’ve actually known this, from a public health perspective, for over 60 years. Back in the 50s, researchers studied men (yes, not much research done with women in those days) who had jobs that required them to sit, compared to those who were standing or walking during the work day. The study showed that the rates of illness and early death were highest among those who were the least active. As we are now a society of desk jockeys, it makes sense that scientists would revisit this... Read More

Three Simple Ways to Get Back in Your Fitness Groove

September 11th, 2023

Don’t be too hard on yourself. It takes baby steps to get back to a fitness routine, so try to be kind if you don’t achieve all that you desire in a workout.  Americans are conditioned to think if a little bit is good, a lot must be better.  When it comes to exercise, the truth is that some is better than none.  Embrace the some and set goals for more. Try something new.  Have you been thinking how cool it would be to try that Tabata class?  The fall is a great time to start a new fitness routine because many programs are starting new classes and offering classes for new students. Find... Read More

How Clean Do We Need To Be?

September 6th, 2023

When I was young, my mother went to the beauty salon to get a wash and set every week.  In between salon visits, my mother did not wash her hair.  These days, Americans seem to be almost obsessed with being clean, showering one or more times per day and washing their hair daily or almost daily.  To be sure, there are circumstances when washing daily is warranted.  If you have a job that is dirty or causes you to be exposed to toxins or disease, or if you are intensely physically active on a daily basis, you probably need to shower daily. For many of us, particularly in Colorado where the arid... Read More

Eat Well by Eating Low

September 4th, 2023

Ever heard of the glycemic index?  It refers to a carbohydrate’s ability to raise blood sugar to a particular level within a given period of time. Some starchy foods have a high glycemic index that may cause high blood sugar levels after meals. Most non-starchy vegetables, fruits, and legumes have a low glycemic index. The glycemic index of a food can change depending on the variety of the food (for example, red potato or white potato), its ripeness, how it is prepared (for example, juiced, mashed, or ground), how it is cooked, how long it is stored, and the foods eaten with it. Foods on... Read More

This Boulder local favorite hidden jewel hike leads to the ruins of an old hotel

September 3rd, 2023
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Rattlesnake Gulch Loop is a must-see trail located in the Boulder foothills of Colorado. This 3.6-mile hike is a hidden gem in the area and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, as well as a glimpse into the history of the region. One of the highlights of this trail is the old hotel in the ruins, which is a popular destination for hikers. The Rattlesnake Gulch Loop trail is relatively easy and suitable for hikers of all skill levels. It starts at the Eldorado Canyon State Park and winds its way through beautiful forests and meadows, offering hikers a chance to experience the natural... Read More

Boulder’s Great Outdoors: Your Gateway to Unforgettable Activities

September 3rd, 2023

If you’re looking for a city that is full of adventure and excitement, then Boulder, Colorado is the place for you! From the majestic Rocky Mountains to the vibrant city life, Boulder is a city that has something for everyone. But what makes Boulder so special is its wild side – the countless outdoor activities that can be found in and around the city. From hiking and biking to rafting and rock climbing, Boulder has an abundance of outdoor activities that will keep you entertained for days. In this blog article, we’ll explore the wild side of Boulder and uncover the best outdoor... Read More

Boulder’s Scenic Gem: Breathtaking Views Await atop Mount Sanitas

August 30th, 2023

Nestled in the picturesque city of Boulder, Colorado, Mount Sanitas stands as a testament to nature’s grandeur, offering both outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers an epic climb to its summit. The ascent to the top is a captivating journey through diverse landscapes and stunning vistas, making it a favorite among hikers and nature lovers. The allure of Mount Sanitas begins with its breathtaking views. As you ascend, the cityscape of Boulder gradually transforms into a panoramic masterpiece, while the iconic Flatirons unveil themselves in all their rugged glory. The play of light on the... Read More

Unpacking the Mystery of Boulder’s Exceptional Quality of Life

August 26th, 2023

Welcome to the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado, where the sun shines nearly 300 days a year, the air is crisp and clean, and the people are friendly and welcoming. But what really sets Boulder apart from other cities is its exceptional quality of life. From its stunning natural beauty to its vibrant cultural scene, Boulder is an oasis of well-being. In this blog article, we’ll be unpacking the mystery of Boulder’s exceptional quality of life and exploring the reasons behind it. So, if you’re curious about what makes this city so special, read on! Analyzing the Factors Contributing... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

August 25th, 2023

Meet Ollie! Ollie recently moved to Boulder to experience the culture and world-class climbing it has to offer. So far he is loving the decision, and is knocking off classic climbs every day. Besides crushing boulder problems, Ollie loves the atmosphere and hanging out with fellow climbers at the crags. If you don’t know who he is, you can tell you’re climbing with Ollie if his beta for any problem includes at least four heel hooks. Thanks Ollie!  Read More

Trust But Verify Your Fitness Facts

August 24th, 2023

I hear, read and see lots of material on health and well-being.  Sometimes the information is thorough and accurate.  Sometimes the information is correct, but some facts are omitted. Here are a few things I still hear after many years in the fitness business. BMI is not a valid health measure.  Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Some complain that this not a valid way to determine if someone is fat or not.  The fact is, most Americans can use BMI to determine if they are overweight or obese, but for some this method... Read More

Four Out of Five Fitness Experts Recommend Walking for Exercise

August 19th, 2023

A recent article in the journal The Conversation, asked the question “Is walking enough exercise?”  Four out of five experts said yes. The one expert who said no, qualified his response by saying that walking is better than no exercise at all. He goes on to point out that, ideally, strength training and higher intensity exercise is ideal for good health. While strength training and higher intensity exercise along with moderate exercise is the ideal situation for many, the National Runners’ Health Study found that moderate-intensity walking and vigorous-intensity running resulted in similar... Read More

Boulder’s Oasis of Wellness: A Blueprint for Vibrant Health and Happiness

August 15th, 2023

Welcome to Boulder, Colorado, a vibrant and diverse city known for its beautiful landscapes, outdoor activities, and thriving health and wellness scene. From yoga studios to organic cafes, Boulder is a hub of wellness-focused activities and resources. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, this guide will help you explore and take advantage of the city’s many offerings for staying healthy and happy. So put on your walking shoes and let’s discover the vibrant health and wellness scene in Boulder! Discovering the Health and Wellness Hotspots of Boulder Boulder, Colorado is a... Read More

Eldorado Springs Unveiled: Vintage Photo Tells a Story of Yesteryears

August 15th, 2023

Eldorado Springs‘ timeless allure is vividly captured in this vintage photograph, offering a glimpse of a bygone era. Among the captivating scenes, the pool fed by natural springs stands as a tranquil oasis, a gathering place for generations seeking solace and refreshment. Its crystalline waters mirror the surrounding beauty, embodying the essence of this cherished destination.  Read More

Exploring the Wilds of Arapaho National Forest: A Boulderite’s Perspective

August 15th, 2023

As a Boulderite, there’s no better way to spend a weekend than exploring the wilds of Arapaho National Forest. From its breathtaking mountain peaks to its abundant wildlife, the Arapaho National Forest is a paradise for nature lovers. Join me as I take a tour of this beautiful wilderness from a Boulderite’s perspective, and uncover the secrets of this majestic landscape. Discovering the Untamed Beauty of Arapaho National Forest As the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Boulder, Colorado, is a great place to explore the stunning Arapaho National Forest. In the Arapaho National Forest,... Read More

Rocky Mountains on Two Wheels: The Benefits of Biking in Boulder

August 14th, 2023

Are you looking for an adventure that will take you to stunning heights? Then look no further than the Rocky Mountains of Boulder, Colorado. Biking in Boulder is an exciting way to explore the Rocky Mountains while getting in an amazing workout. In this blog article, we’ll explore the benefits of biking in Boulder and the ways it can make your Rocky Mountain experience even more enjoyable. So, grab your bike and let’s get ready to explore the Rocky Mountains on two wheels! Discovering the Beauty of Boulder on a Bicycle Exploring the city of Boulder on two wheels is a unique experience. Cycling... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

August 9th, 2023

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Strong to the Core

August 3rd, 2023

Everyone who has worked out in a fitness center or Crossfit class, with a personal trainer or on your own, read an article or even talked with a gym rat – knows about the core. “Strengthen your core,”  “Work on your core,” “Feel it in your core.”  But what does it mean to say you are working your core? The core is usually used interchangeably with your abs, but the core is much more than just your abs. Think of your core muscles as the central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body.  The muscle groups that make up your core include the rectus abdominis, erector spinae... Read More