Tag: January 2009

Healthy Retreats

Healthy Retreats

| January 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The New Year is here, and after a season of holiday chaos you are probably craving a little “me time” to get you back on track. Whether you have an hour or a week, $20 or $2,000, a healthy new you awaits at one of these fabulous holistic retreats.

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Winter Skate

Winter Skate

| January 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Developed in the 1970s, skate-skiing is a fast, high-intensity workout.

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Yoga Hybrids

Yoga Hybrids

| January 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Classic schools of yoga trace their roots back thousands of years, but recently a proliferation of newer forms have emerged, often fusing yoga with other established disciplines.

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Par-what?

Par-what?

| January 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

My ankle pops. I go down. I hold it for a while. Then I get back up and vault over a 4-foot wall. My left glute cramps somewhere way down deep beneath layers of muscle and fat. I favor my right leg to compensate. I am 42 years old, and I am taking parkour classes.

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Thinking Outside the Heart-Shaped Box

Thinking Outside the Heart-Shaped Box

| January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Do you remember when chocolate’s worth was determined by how big the heart it came in was? When it was See’s or Hershey’s and it was purely an indulgence? Who had ever heard of organic or fair trade or antioxidants?

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Change Your Ways

Change Your Ways

| January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

January 1 is a good day to kick a habit. At least that’s the idea behind that too-familiar cultural cliché, the New Year’s resolution. Though self-improvement seems to always be in season, the gray days of midwinter are still marketed as the best time of year to get out of debt, go green, switch to decaf, or revamp your relationships.

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Power Down

Power Down

| January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Although many of us would love to take a nap in the middle of the day, it’s a great idea few of us put into practice. But maybe we should. Researchers state that taking a power nap is a great way to reduce stress, increase productivity, and enhance learning.

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My Pseudo-date with an Extreme Adventurer

My Pseudo-date with an Extreme Adventurer

| January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

ANDREW SKURKA IS A HORRIBLE BOY-FRIEND. I know this because of something he said about halfway through our first date, a hike up one of the pointy foothills framing Boulder, called Bear Peak: “I’m a horrible boyfriend.”

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Dating in Dudedom

Dating in Dudedom

| January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Common wisdom around Durango, Colorado, holds that there are three main roads into town but only two ways you wind up moving here: your car breaks down on a cross-country trip or a boyfriend imports you.

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Girl in a bubble: tales from the wilderless

Girl in a bubble: tales from the wilderless

| January 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

“I DON’T WANT TO TAKE DIAMOX,” I told my climbing partners before we headed to Peru to climb Huascaràn, the country’s highest peak, at 22,200 feet. Diamox, aka acetazolamide, accelerates your breathing rate and helps prevent or treat altitude sickness.

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Diving from Heaven

Diving from Heaven

| January 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

On October 7, 2008, Carrie Holmes, 30, and a team of international skydivers became the first to skydive from above Mount Everest.

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Fly Girls

Fly Girls

| December 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

February 2008: It’s just a small competition in the little-known town of Rastbuchl, Germany. Lindsey Van, 24, sits on a metal bar at the top of the ski jump, perched like a human cannonball above the steep ramp.

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